It was a bueatiful but sad day in Joplin, Missouri. February 1, 1902 Langston Hughes was born. He was born during a time of segregation where white people and black people were separate. White people had much more wealth, while blacks didn't.
Just when Langston Hughes was a baby, their parents divorced. While mom was looking for a job and dad was away, Langston had his grandma with him. His grandma would tell stories about his ancestors during times of slavery and segregation. Langston would listen and listen.
The End of His Work
When Langston went to school, he loved making poems from his grandmas stories, making them have meaning and a purpose. He was voted class poet for his amazing poems. There were still times of segregation, so a lot of african-american kids saw his work and admired it.
Langston knew his destiny was him going to be an influencual poet andwriter! He made many poems about the unfair treatment to African Americans. A lot of African Americans adimired Langston Hughes for his thoughtful poems! He was a hero to many people. One of his very good poems is I, Too.
Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967. He was part of the Harlem Renaissance and very much supported it also! He is always going to be a really improtant person to all people. That day, many people were sad, but they fought through it.
Even though Langston Hughes died, people will still remember him forever and never forget about him. People will also admire his poems and respect him for standing up for African-Americans during times of segregation. Schools like Matsunaga Elementary School read his strong poems and learn about him.