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    (February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967) Born in Joplin, Missouri, James Langston Hughes was born into an abolitionist family. He was the grandson of grandson of Charles Henry Langston, the brother of John Mercer Langston, who was the the first Black American to be elected to public office in 1855. Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, but began writing poetry in the eighth grade, and was selected as Class Poet. His father didn't think he would be able to make a living as at writing, and

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    My essay is on James Mercer Langston Hughes . He was born February 1st ,1902 and passed away May 22nd ,1967 the cause of death was prostate cancer . He was born in Joplin ,Missouri his parents name was James Hughes and Carrie Langston, sadly not to long after Langston was born his parents got a divorce ,also his father moved away to Mexico and his mother moved around a lot when he was little . Because of his is parents were barely in his life, his grandmother was kind enough to take care of him

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    A Mention of Rivers James Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri to mother Carie Langston and father James Hughes. Shortly following his birth, Hughes’ parents divorced which resulted in him being raised “mainly by his mother, his maternal grandmother and a childless couple named Reed.” (“Langston Hughes”) Hughes moved frequently throughout his childhood, traveling to and living in various states before graduating from high school in Cleveland Ohio. Shortly after graduating

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    James Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen were prominent poets. These poets were at the time of the Harlem Renaissance during the 20th century. Hughes and Cullen wrote for others to understand the stories of African-Americans living in the United State. These men had differences in their writing, but one mutual objective. James Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902. Hughes began writing poetry when he lived in Lincoln, Illinois. The Weary Blues was his first book of poetry

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    James Langston Hughes was known as the most creative African American writer of the 1920s to the 1960s. His sense of racial pride and love for activism allowed him to be so successful in writing 16 collections of poetry, two novels seven collections of short stories, two autobiographies, five non fiction texts, and nine books for children. Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes grew up amid one of the harshest times in American History; when African Americans didn't have

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    Literary Genius James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. James Hughes and Carrie Langston are Hughes’ parents. They later divorced when Hughes was young. After his parents divorced he went to live with his grandmother until he turned thirteen years old. At thirteen years old he moved to Lincoln, Illinois. After living in Illinois he later moved to Cleveland, Ohio to live with his mother. When he moved to Cleveland he started writing poetry (“James Mercer…” par. 2)

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    James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He was the only boy out of seven sisters, and he didn’t play many sports growing up. His parents divorced when he was a young child, and his father moved to Mexico. He lived with and was raised by his grandmother Dorian Rothsmith until he was thirteen. When James turned thirteen he moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and her husband, before the family eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. It was in Lincoln

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    “Ballad Of The Landlord” is a free verse poem by James Mercer Langston Hughes. This poem depicts an encounter between a African-American tenant, living most likely in the ghetto of a major city, in the USA, and his landlord. The tenant informs the landlord of the maintenance problems in the house, which included a hole in the roof that leaks and broken steps. The landlord overlooks the tenants issues and lets him know that his ten dollar lease is expected. This reaction infuriates the tenant, so

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    Who Is Langston Hughes?

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    Langston Hughes James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. He grew up mainly in Lawrence, Kansas but also lived in Illinois, Ohio and Mexico. Constantly having to travel he wrote his poem that would make him famous, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”. Having different expectations his parents slit up resulting in him living with his maternal grandmother. (English.illinois.edu) (African American Biographies) Langston Hughes’s mother and grandmother both installed most of his dedication

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    Langston Hughes James Mercer Langston Hughes was one of the greatest artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes was a very well renounced American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, James Mercer Langston Hughes was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Langston ("Langston Hughes Biography"). Charles Henry Langston was the brother of the first African American to be elected to public office, John Mercer Langston. He

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