James Mercer Langston Hughes , February 1,1902 Joplin, Missouri. Parents separated when he was a baby his dad moved to mexico. he was mostly rased by his grandma and his mom moved around a lot. His grandma died when he was a teen and he moved with his mom in Cleaved Ohio.
Go Big Or Go Home
When Langston was a teen he wrote his first poem. He graduated highschool in 1920. He went to live with his father for a year in mexico. He wrote a poem called the " The Negro speaks of rivers". 1992 he went to school at Colubia University
His first poetry book in 1926 Weary Blues got him know for literay. In 1925 Vachel Lindsay saw his work and liked it. Went to Lincoln Universtiy in oxford, PA and got a B.A. degree 1929.
Coming To a End
He published Not Without Laughter novel won the Harmon medal gold literature. He also published The Big Sea in 1940. Chicago Defender Langston created Jesse B. Semple. He also wrote lyrics for a Broadway musical Street Scene.
Langston Hughes is known as a African American man that wrote poetry short story's and more with idiomatic realism.
I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD
Langston Hughes pasted away in New Your City may 22, 1967 from prostate cancer. He loved Blues and Jass and at his funeral they played a bunch of it. East 127th street Landmark Status.