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Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes

''Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.''

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri

He wanted to tell stories of Laughter, Suffering, And Music

Langston Hughes was the Brother of John Mercer Langston who was the first african american elected to public office in 1855

Langston Hughes Died of Prostate Cancer in May 22, 1967 in New York

Langston Hughes has a street in New York named after him.

He had 11 plays and 14 books of poetry

His book Not Without Laughter won the Harmon Gold Medal for Literature

His Influences were Carl Sandburg, Paul Dunbar, and Walt Whitman.He helped shape the artistic part of the Harlem Renaissance.Has Worked as a Bus Boy, assistant cook, launderer, and a seaman

Dream Deferred Poem

"The past has been a mint Of blood and sorrow. That must not be True of tomorrow."


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