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The Life of Langston Hughes Jalacia Outlaw James Mercer Langston Hughes referred to by many as the "literary Phenomenon” was born February 1,1902 in Joplin ,Missouri. After his birth, his parents separated to start their careers. Langston Hughes lived the first decade of his life with his grandmother. When she died, Hughes was only 12, and he lived back and forth between his mother and father until his college years. During this time he changed his name from James Langston Hughes to Langston Hughes in spite of his father. Langston Hughes began his career in the 1920's when race was a big issue of concern for him. Hughes focused on his ideas of racial discrimination as well as his attitude of his own identity.Hughes was the son of a black mother and a white father. His confusion to identify his self with a race that did not accept him inspired some of his work. Langston spent the early part of his career trying to find his identity and understand why white people did not accept him. His poems could be about himself as well as for the black race. Hughes seemed to write a lot of his work with all black people in mind His work still stemmed from his own personal feelings and experiences. Famous Langston Hughes Quotes & Sayings Hughes started his studies at Columbia University, but paused his completion in order to travel around the world, in which he spent a lot of time in Harlem. At this time, Hughes’s writing career launched, and he earned a scholarship to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania due to his poetry writings. In 1929, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Lincoln. His writings sky rocketed from there. He began to write large amounts of poetry, and also participated in many lectures around the world. Hughes also wrote plays and short stories. ACHIEVEMENTS & FACTS "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." "When people care for you and cry for you they can straighten it out for you"
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to ave it Hughes played a major role in the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920’s. Much of his poetry is a reflection of this time in history. Witnessing many racial and economical transitions in his life, along with his large amount of traveling and his family background and upbringing, Hughes’s development as a writer made him one of the most recognized writers of the twentieth century.He also had influence from the Harlem Renaissance and musical aspects of his time. INFORMATION PERSONALITY TRAITS PERSONALITY TRAITS SIGNIFICANCE "I will not take "but" for a answer 1926 Hughes won the writer bynner
1935 Hughes was given the ability to travel to Russia and Spain
1941 Hughes was awarded a fellowship
1943 Lincoln awarded Hughes a honor
1954 Hughes won a book award
1960NAACP awarded Hughes for distinguish achievements of African American
1961 Hughes was awarded doctorate
1964: Western Reserve University awarded Hughes an honorary Litt.D.
1973 Hughes was awarded by the City College of New York.
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