Langston hughes
by Aalyiah Smith

My historical famous person
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright who was apart of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s.Mary, Langston Hughes  grandmother died when he was in his teens.

Langston published poems about what was happening around the world during his time and at the same  time he was apart of the Harlem Renaissance.That is why he is important.

1902: Langston was born on feb 1,1902

1903-1907:His parents separated and Langston Hughes move home repeatedly staying with relatives and friends

1924:Langston enrolls at Columbia University in September study engineering as agreed with is father but becomes involved with writers in Harlem and publishes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". He drops out of Columbia University travels to Africa, Holland, and Paris. In November 1924, Hughes returned to the U. S. to live with his mother in Washington, D.C.

1926:The Weary Blues is published by Alfred Knopf and Hughes enrolls in Lincoln University, a HBCU in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

1927:Hughes second book of poems, Fine Clothes to the Jew, is published by Alfred Knopf

1967:Hughes Died May 22, 1967 (aged 65) in New York, United States

Hughes' Panther and the Lash was posthumously published

1973:The first Langston Hughes Medal was awarded by the City College of New York.

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