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Langston Hughes
By:Danaejah D. Willis
Computer Science Class-5
Crossroads @Meade((Philadelphia,PA

WHY I PICK LANGSTON HUGHES...

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. His poetry was later promoted by Rachel Lindsay, and Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to write countless works of poetry, prose and plays, as well as a popular column for the Chicago Defender.

He died on May 22, 1967. Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. His poetry was later promoted by Rachel Lindsay, and Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to write countless works of poetry, prose and plays, as well as a popular column for the Chicago Defender. He died on May 22, 1967.

Hughes graduated from high school in 1920 and spent the following year in Mexico with his father. Around this time, Hughes's poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was published in The Crisis magazine and was highly praised. In 1921 Hughes returned to the United States and enrolled at Columbia University where he studied briefly, and during which time he quickly became a part of Harlem's burgeoning cultural movement, what is commonly known as the Harlem Renaissance. But Hughes dropped out of Columbia in 1922 and worked various odd jobs around New York for the following year, before signing on as a steward on a freighter that took him to Africa and Spain. He left the ship in 1924 and lived for a brief time in Paris, where he continued to develop and publish his poetry.

I Picked Langston Hughes Because He Is One Of My Favorite Poets And I Live His Poems. I Also So Picked Him Because He Fought For What He Thought Was Right For Our People He Had Our Back 100%. I Also Picked Him Because He Is Very Inspiring To Know And Learn Lost About . I Picked Him Because He Was One Of The Most Famous Known Poets Back Then And Everyone Loved His Poems And They Were The Most Fantastic Poems Any One Ever Read And Wrote About.I Also Picked him Cause He Is An Encouraging Man .

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