Langston Hughes was born on Feburary 1, 1902, In Joplin Missouri. Langston Hughes was born in a time where segregation was happening.
Death and legacy
Langston lived with his grandma, since his dad moved to Mexico and his mother moved around to find a job during his childhood. His grandma told him stories about his ancestors, until his grandmother became silent and than died during Langstons early teens.
Since Langston Hughes was born in the time when segregation was happening, there were schools for colored and white. His classmates would call him the "Class Poet" because he wrote a lot of good poems. Later on, he got into and went to Colombia University, but than droped out to work on his dream, which is being a poet.
Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967, due to Prostate Cancer. Langston Hughes wrote inspiring poems for all to read and relate about. He also help with the Harlem Renaissance and how it came about today.
Langston got very/successful with his poems. One of his poems that he made was the called the "Weary Blues." The "weary Blues" was his first poem he ever made. Langston won the Opportunity Magazine Literary prize with the "Weary Blues poem."
Langston work at a lot of jobs before becoming a poet. While he was working in a restaurant, he met a girl named "Vachel Lisdsay." She was an American poet. Langston showed her his poem, whcih lead to her being so impressed with his poems, that she wanted to put them out to a bigger audience.