Langston Hughes Research Paper

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Langston Hughes was a very famous poet and author. His poems were very meaningful and inspirational. Most of his poems were African-american themed and this made him a big contributor to the Harlem Renaissance. He was born in Joplin, Missouri in 1902. Hughes was raised mostly by his grandmother until she died when he was in his teens. He then went to live with his mother and after moving around a lot, they finally settled in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated college in 1920 and went to live with his father in Mexico. Around this time he published “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”. He then attended Columbia University in 1921 and immediately became a big part of Harlem’s culture movement. A year later he dropped out of Columbia and tried to find jobs