langstonhughes Dimes
windsor high school
Hello! We are in Miss Prusky Third period U.S. History class.  For our project, we decided to create a web page on Langston Hughes.  This pages will contain information on the life, history, and poetry of the late great Langston Hughes.
  Langston Hughes was born on Feb.1,1902 in Joplin, Missouri.  Shortly after he was born his father left for Mexico.  His mother left him to live with his grandmother at the age of five.  At the age of 12 his grandmother died.  He then moved to live with his friends in Lincoln, Illinios.  He went to Cleveland high school and was very successful.  He read many books of black writers which encouraged him to publish poetry and stories in the Central High Monthly Magazine.
  After graduating from high school, Hughes was on his way to the south.  While crossing the Mississippi River, Hughes wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," which was soon printed in The Crisis in 1921.
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