Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' Langston Hughes '

1458 Words May 13th, 2015 6 Pages
Langston Hughes was born on February 1,1902.He was born in Joplin,Missouri.Langston Hughes full name was James Mercer Langston Hughes.Soon after he was born his parents separated.Langston Hughes father moved to Mexico.He was raised mostly by his grandmother.Since his mom moved around a lot during his early life.Langston Hughes grandmother was named Mary.He lived in Lawrence, Kansas until his grandmother died when he was a teenager.After his grandmother died he lived with some family friends James and Mary Reed.Later on in life he moved back in with his mother and his stepfather.Then they moved to Cleveland,Ohio.Once he moved there he went to the high school there.After a while, his house was foreclosed and sold at a sheriff 's auction.While attending a grammar school in Lincoln.He was chosen to be the class poet.Langston Hughes wrote his first story “When Sue Wears Red” while writing for the school newspaper.He lived with his father for a short time in 1919.When he graduated from high school in June 1920 he moved back to Mexico with his father.He was hoping to convince him to let him got to Columbia University.But his father wanted him to study abroad and study engineering.They made a compromise that if Hughes studied engineering, he could go to Columbia.HE went to Columbia in 1912.Hughes had a B+ average.He left in 1922 because of racial prejudice.Langston Hughes held a variety of different jobs.He was a crewmember for the S.S Malone.When he traveled to Europe aboard the…

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