Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri during segregation.
When Langston Hughes parents got divorced, he started living with his grandma.
Jesse B. Simple
Langston Hughes went to Columbia University and got a Career.
Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967 because of cancer.
Around 1940 began writing a column " The Chicago Defender." He made a cartoon character named Jesse B. Simple a black man referred to as "Simple." People loved his books and was featured in some of Langston Hughes books and plays.
Vachel Lindsay bought Langston's poem to a bigger audience.