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Research Paper -- Langston Hughes


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Research Paper -- Langston Hughes

  2. 2. Who was he? <ul><li>A writer </li></ul><ul><li>A playwright </li></ul><ul><li>A poet </li></ul><ul><li>A revolutionary </li></ul><ul><li>An anti fascist </li></ul><ul><li>A revealing voice… </li></ul>
  3. 3. The dawn of a new era… <ul><li>He pioneered the Harlem Renaissance with his way of thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Being one of the first “known” black poets, he set the standard during the early 20 th century. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some of his famous poems <ul><li>“ Mother to Son” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Good Morning Revolution” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let America Be America Again” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Weary Blues” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Negro Speaks Of Rivers” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where he came from… <ul><li>Forged by the racial environment during the early 1900’s, Langston Hughes painted a reflective image of what African Americans had to go through during that time. </li></ul>
  6. 6. His values… <ul><li>anti-fascism </li></ul><ul><li>racial equality </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>freedom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gender roles… <ul><li>Hughes took notice of how black women had more responsibility and had to deal with more hardships then white women during his time. </li></ul><ul><li>He noted that a strong black woman is the key to a strong black family. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Religion in his works… <ul><li>Langston Hughes addressed the faith of his fellow African American people in several of his poems and essays. </li></ul><ul><li>His own religious views can be inferred from what he writes, but keep in mind that he wrote about the troubles of society, and not his own troubles. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The end of the road… <ul><li>Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967 at the age of 65. He accomplished many goals throughout his life, and was one of the greatest African American writers of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving behind a legacy, young authors of all colors look towards Langston Hughes for motivation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Langston Hughes put the perspective of his people in his own words. </li></ul><ul><li>Through his writing, he shines light on topics not always brought forward by society, a goal that all writers today should go for. </li></ul>