Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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  • Langston Hughes birth
  • Grandma
  • Career 
  • Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri during segregation.
  • Death
  • 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.
  • An Audience 
  • 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.
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