Langston%20 Hughes[1]

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Langston%20 Hughes[1]

  1. 1. LANGSTON HUGHES<br />By : Tony Gaultney<br />Melissa Ferguson<br />Johnny James<br />
  2. 2. GROWING UP<br />BORN FEB. 1, 1902 IN JOPLIN MISSOURI<br />BEGAN WRITING POETRY IN THE EIGHTH GRADE<br />WAS THE BROTHER OF JOHN MERCER LANGSTON( FIRST BLACK AMERICAN TO BE VOTED INTO PUBLIC OFFICE).<br />IN COLLEGE THE ONLY WAY HIS TUITION WOULD BE PAYED WAS IF HE STUDIED ENGINEERING<br />LANGSTON SOON DROPPED OUT OF THE DEGREE COURSE TO PURSUE WRITING.<br />
  3. 3. POEMS AND WRITINGS<br />HIS FIRST PUBLISHED POEM WAS “THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS” . THIS WAS SAID TO BE HIS MOST FAMOUS.<br />LATER HIS POEMS, ESSAYS AND SHORT STORYS WOULD APPEAR IN NAACP PUBLICATION AND MANY OTHER BOOKS AND MAGAZINES ALL OVER THE WORLD.<br />HUGHES TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH HIS WRITINGS, LISTENING TO BLUES AND JAZZ MUSIC WRITING HIS STORIES.<br />
  4. 4. I, Too<br />By:<br /> Langston Hughes<br />Read By : Melissa Ferguson<br />
  5. 5. Travel<br />Hughes traveled to many diverse places throughout the world. From many places such as Africa, Italy, Spain Russia and many others. <br />He spent a great deal of time sharing his stories and experiences with many people throughout the world.<br />Around 1926 He accepted a job with Dr. Carter G Woodson, Editor of the Negro Journal of Life and founder of Black history week, with the new job offer he moved back to his beloved Harlem later that year.<br />
  6. 6. THE HARLEM RENISSANCE<br />Langston Hughes is known as one of the biggest contributors to the Harlem Renaissance<br />Many of his writings are based on his life in Harlem during the Renaissance movement in the 1920’s. <br />
  7. 7. Life of a Legend<br />Overall he wrote 16 books of poems, 2 novels, and a collection of short stories and television scripts.<br />Langston Hughes died of Cancer on May 22, 1967 at his residence in Harlem.<br />Since then New York City Preservation Commission has renamed his street Langston Hughes Place.<br />http://www.slideshare.net/ajg00260/langston20-hughes1<br />
  8. 8. Video Presentation <br />FOLLOW US TO THE ART GALLERY FOR A VIDEO PRESENTATION<br />

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