Langston Hughes<br />Date of Birth - February 1, 1902<br />Place of Birth - Joplin, Missouri<br />Father - James Hughes<br...
Langston Hughes<br />1903-1907    His parents separated and Langston Hughes moves back and forth between friends and relat...
1929	Hughes receives a B.A. degree from Lincoln University<br />1960	The NAACP awards Langston Hughes the Spingarn Medal f...
Still Here by Langston Hughes<br />I been scared and battered.<br />My hopes the wind done scattered.<br />Snow has friz m...
Merry-Go-Round by Langston Hughes<br />COLORED CHILD AT CARNIVAL<br />Where is the Jim Crow section <br />On this merry-go...
Harlem Renaissance<br /><ul><li>-African-American boom of cultural </li></ul>expression in 1920s in Harlem, New York<br />...
<ul><li>Blacks and not just whites were now being depicted in</li></ul> American art.<br /><ul><li>-Langston Hughes wrote ...
Why we chose Langston Hughes<br />-His poems are not so simple and boring. <br />-They have a jazz rhythm in the poem<br /...
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  1. 1. Langston Hughes<br />Date of Birth - February 1, 1902<br />Place of Birth - Joplin, Missouri<br />Father - James Hughes<br />Mother - Carrie Langston Hughes<br />
  2. 2. Langston Hughes<br />1903-1907 His parents separated and Langston Hughes moves back and forth between friends and relatives' homes.<br />1915-1920 Lives with his mother in Lincoln, Illinois, and in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended high school where he graduated on June 16, 1920.<br />1924 Enrolls at Columbia Univeristy to study engineering as agreed with his father, but instead he drops out and begins to start writing poems. He travels to Africa, Holland, and Paris. <br />
  3. 3. 1929 Hughes receives a B.A. degree from Lincoln University<br />1960 The NAACP awards Langston Hughes the Spingarn Medal for distinguished achievements by an African American<br />1967<br />Hughes Died May 22, 1967 (aged 65) in New York, United States.<br />1973 The first Langston Hughes Medal was awarded by the City College of New York.<br />
  4. 4. Still Here by Langston Hughes<br />I been scared and battered.<br />My hopes the wind done scattered.<br />Snow has friz me,<br />Sun has baked me,<br />Looks like between 'em they done<br />Tried to make me<br />Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--<br />But I don't care!<br />I'm still here!<br />
  5. 5. Merry-Go-Round by Langston Hughes<br />COLORED CHILD AT CARNIVAL<br />Where is the Jim Crow section <br />On this merry-go-round, <br />Mister, cause I want to ride?<br />Down South where I come from <br />White and colored <br />Can't sit side by side. <br />Down South on the train <br />There's a Jim Crow car. <br />On the bus we're put in the back--<br />But there ain't no back <br />To a merry-go-round! <br />Where's the horse <br />For a kid that's black?<br />
  6. 6. Harlem Renaissance<br /><ul><li>-African-American boom of cultural </li></ul>expression in 1920s in Harlem, New York<br /><ul><li>-Celebration of African-American heritage </li></ul>expressed through art, literature, music and <br /> dance,<br /><ul><li>-Whites realize the true talents of </li></ul> African-Americans for the first time<br /><ul><li>-The Harlem Renaissance was about being </li></ul> proud to be African-American, or a black<br /> American.<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Blacks and not just whites were now being depicted in</li></ul> American art.<br /><ul><li>-Langston Hughes wrote fiction works relating to black</li></ul> American experiences through rough times. <br /> - For example, in the poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers“<br /><ul><li>Harlem Renaissance began to die down, mainly</li></ul> because of the Great Depression<br />
  8. 8. Why we chose Langston Hughes<br />-His poems are not so simple and boring. <br />-They have a jazz rhythm in the poem<br />-His poems are positive even in the harsh eras people live through<br />-His poems vary from positive & happy poems and negative & depressing poems<br />-He expresses his pain he lived through in his poems<br />

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