Presentation on theme: "Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, which was the African American artistic movement."— Presentation transcript:
1 Langston HughesLangston Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, which was the African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture. Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood. His literary works helped shape American literature and politics. Hughes, like others active in the Harlem Renaissance, had a strong sense of racial pride. Through his poetry, novels, plays, essays, and children's books, he promoted equality, condemned racism and injustice, and celebrated African American culture, humor, and spirituality.
2 Where he was born and how he died Langston Hughes was born in Joplin Missouri February 1st 1902 and died of prostate cancer on may in New York.
3 His childhoodHe was raised until he was 13 in Lincoln, Illinois then he began to write poetry.
4 Adult hoodHe spent a year at Columbia university he was a assistant cook, bus boy, and a launderer. He finished his collage education at Lincoln university. He won a gold metal for literature. He lived at 20 east 127th street . It was re named Langston Hughes place. He lived in Illinois, Ohio, and Mexico
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