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Langston Hughes Author Research AML 2000 Prof. Christa DiMaio April Epps February 14, 2016
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James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri (Biography.com, n.d.). Hughes moved around quite a bit between Ohio, Kansas, Mexico, and Missouri. As a child, Hughes was introduced to the poetry of Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman by his teachers (Biography.com, n.d.). It was then that Hughes began to write his own poetry and it was Sandburg and Whitman that Hughes said were is earliest influences (Biography.com, n.d.). In school, Hughes was a part of his school’s literary magazine, while also submitting to poetry magazines (Biography.com, n.d.). In 1920, Hughes graduated high school and then went to Mexico to be with his father. Hughes’ parents were James Hughes and Carrie Langston. They separated shortly after Hughes’ birth. His father moved to Mexico while his mother moved around during Hughes’ youth (Biography.com, n.d.). Hughes was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mary Langston, up until she passed away in Hughes’ early teen years (Biography.com, n.d.). Hughes’ grandfather
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