Langston Hughes was born on February 1st, 1902 in Joplin Missouri.
Langston Hughes was raised by his material grandma. He started to wright poetry in Cleveland, Ohio. Langstons grandma told him many stories about his ancestors and how they accomplished great things.
At first Langston went to school in Kansas, but his material grandma died when he was 12. He then moves to Illinois. Langston Hughes made many poems and in 1925 his poem won first prize in the Opportunity magazine literary competition.
On 1949, Hughes published his autobiography. He also contributed the lyrics for a broadway musical titled, Street Scene.
Langston Hughes participated in the Harlem Renaissance, and celebrated the AA culture.
Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967. He died from cancer. After his death, his ashes where interred beneath the entrance of the Arthur Schomburg center.