Langston Hughes grew up in Harlem, New York 1902 with his mom. Langston's farther, James Hughes not with home because in Oklahoma they wouldn't let him become a lawyer so he went away to find job's. Langston grew up in a time period segregation was around. Segregation was where black people didn't have the same equality then white people.
Death and Legacy
When Langston was little he got separated his Mother Caroline Langston, traveled in search of work Langston was sent to live with his maternal grandma. While Langston was living with his grandma they didn't have a lot of money. This lead to Langston wearing other people's shoes, food, shirts, and one time wearing ladies shoes to school.
Langston Hughes published his first poetry collection . The Weary Blues, in 1926. The title describes a weary black piano player. With " his ebony hands on ivory key," the man plays the " Sweat Blues", Coming from a black man's soul." He founded a theater group, the Harlem Suitcase Theater. His plays ran on for the weekends, and admission was just 35 cents. They were written for working black people, who loved them. Last the poem, " The Negro Speaks of Rivers," talks about ancient rivers, like the Nile in Egypt, where black people have lived, and suffered in slavery. it describes the Mississippi, where Abraham Lincoln became convinced that slavery must end. Hughes dedicated the poem to the prominent writer and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois.
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On May 1967, Langston Hughes died died from complications of prostate cancer. A tribute to his poetry, his funeral contained little in the way of spoken eulogy, but was filled with jazz and blues music. Hughes ashes were interred beneath the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in black culture Harlem
Langston Hughes was part of a group of African American artists which formed the Harlem Renaissance the group was based in the Harlem section of New York, and in there poetry, prose, plays, and art work, they created the African American experience. They used different styles and methods in their works, but shared a common goal. They wanted to create art by black Americans that showcased their talents and dreams.
Langston Hughes started college at Columbia University in 1926, his farther wanted him to study engineering, but Hughes didn't like his classes, and then he left after one year. Then in 1928, Langston Hughes went to Lincoln University when he was in Lincoln University he continued to write and publish poems