The Life Events of Langston Hughes

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The Life Events of Langston Hughes

Hughes discovers his love for books.

"The Life Events of Langston Hughes" by Jaylen Leonard-Ramsey

Langston Hughes was a 20th century author and poet. He is most known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. An important part of his work was pride in the African American race. Hughes was one of the creators of jazz poetry.

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Feb. 1, 1902

Langston Hughes is born in Joplin, Missouri.

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1903

Hughes Lives with his grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas.

1914

Hughes grandmother dies.

1916

1960

Hughes moves to Cleveland, Ohio.

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Langston HughesFeb. 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967

1918

1920

Hughes graduates from high school and goes to live with his father in Mexico. He writes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers".

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" is published for the first time.

June 1921

Hughes moves to New York City to go to Columbia University.

Sept.1921

1923

Hughes joins the crew of the S.S. Malone.

Nov. 1924

Hughes gets his first big break as a writer.

1926

"The Weary Blues" is published.

1929

Hughes graduates from Lincoln University.

1930

Hughes first novel, Not Without Laughter, won the Harmon Gold Medal for literature,

1935

Hughes wins the Guggenheim Fellowship for his outstanding creative writing.

Hughes wins the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP for his amazing career as a writer.

May 22, 1967

Hughes dies in New York. His ashes are buried in the floor of the Arthur Shomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.


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