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By: Nicole Anderson, Randi Huston, Kathryn Grimes, Sam Larson
He was born Feb.1 st in Joplin, Missouri. His parents divorced and lived with his grandmother until he was 13 he grew up mostly in Lawrence, Kansas then moved to Lincoln, Illinois to live with his mother and her new husband.
Schooling: He went to Columbia University but left after a year because he felt unhappy. He went to Lincoln University in Oxford Pa. on a scholarship and get his B.A degree in 1929. Jobs: Assistant cook, Launderer, Bus Boy, Sea Man, Children's Author, Journalist, Dramatist, and most importantly a Poet.
Langston Hughes poetry style was jazz. He impacted the Harlem Renaissance by voicing his concerns about social justice through poetry, novels, plays, and essays. Some of his inspirations and influences are Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman.
Hughes defended African American activists. In 1941 he wrote a poem called Ballad of Booker T., Langston Hughes defends Booker T. Washington a farmer slave and more conservative advocate for equality.
Booker TCompromise in his talk- Was a practical man.For a man must crawl He said, Till the soil,Before he can walk- Let down your bucketAnd in Alabama in’85 Where you are.A joker was lucky Your fate is hereTo be alive. To help yourself.But Booker T. And not afarWas nobody’s fool: And your fellow man,You may carve a dream Train your head,With a humble tool. Your heart, and your head.The tallest tower For smartness aloneCan tumble down Surely not meet-If it be not rooted If you haven’t at the same timeIn solid ground, Got something to eat.So, being a far-seeing Thus at TuskgeePractical man, He built a schoolHe said, Train your head, With book-learning thereYour heart, and your head And the workman’s tool,Your fate is here He started outAnd not afar, In simple way-S o let down your bucket Was not today,Where you are. Sometimes he had