Langston Hughes was born on Febuary 1st 1902, and lived with his Grandma when there was Segregation. Langstons Grandma protected Langston and took care of him. Telling him stories and inspiring him, to become a proud black citizen.
Later he went to a local public schools in Kansas and seated at the back of the class with the other black people. When he was 12 his Grandma died and moved to illinois. He wrote tunes of Magazines and was a smart great student. In Lincoln, Hughes was voted Class Poet and even got to edit the year books he was amazing. Langston and his family could not afford college.
His Famous year's
I want my work to fly free.
He wrote a poem called "The Negro Speaks" and published in the NAACP's magazine, crisis, in 1921. Langston traveled the world, he joined the crew of a oat bound for Africa, and worked as a bot cook. Then traveled to Europe and Africa. While he was there he wrote poems and stories and sent them home. Hughes returned to college and spent next three years at Lincoln University in 1926. One of the first black colleges in the USA. She he continued to write.
Death and Legacy
Langston Hughes 1902-1967
Langston wrote for plays and musicals, as well as doing poetry, prose, plays, and artwork. The group was based in the Harlem Renaissance, in New York. They used different styles but all aiming to the same goal in life. They wanted to create art by black Americans that showcased their talents and dreams.
I wish one day Harlem will stand and become strong together.
He continued to write poetry and short stories and plays. His subjects were about people, places and life. Then he founded a theater group, the Harlem Suitcase Theater. Yet some members of the black community didn't like Langston.
Langston Hughes is still considered one of the most finest poets. They contributed to the Harlem Renaissance, after he died from cancer at age 65 he was deeply honored. For his poetry that celebrated African-American life that condemned racism and injustice. It featured the "low down folks." Now it is turned into Jazz and blues.