Langston Hughes

  • Date of Birth

    Joplin, Missouri
  • Moved to Whasington D.C.

  • First Published Poetry Book

    "The Weary Blues" was published by Alfred K. Knopf
  • Finished College Education

    Studied at Lincoln University in PA
  • First Novel won Harmon Gold Medal

    "Without Laughter"
  • Traveled to Mexico

    Attended a year at Columbia University
  • Died of Cancer

    In New York