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  1. LANGSTON HUGHES

  2. background

  3. born in Joplin, Missouri, 1902 • mixed origin: paternal great-grandmothers – African-American; paternal great-grandfathers: white – Scottish & Jewish • lived with mother and grandfather • father migrated to Mexico • a lonely child – started reading • performed a number of odd jobs: a servant on ships, at hotels

  4. education & work • 1929 – graduated from Lincoln University (a black university in Pennsylvania) • moved to New York City • became a part of Harlem Renaissance – flowering of African-American literature and music in NY after WW1 • published 1st poem: The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1921) (adapted: I’ve Known Rivers by Gary Bartz NTU Troop)

  5. wrote poetry, novels, short stories, plays • published more than 3 dozen books • also: columnist, essayist, social activist • inspired by communism as apposed to American segregation (dividing black and white in public) • travelled widely, also to Russia (1932), Turkmenistan, China & Japan

  6. travel to Russia a group of film artists who went to Russia to make a film on African-Americans in the US

  7. died in New York City, NY, in 1967 at the age of 65.