Langston Hughes Timeline
 

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Langston Hughes Timeline ( 1902 - 1967 )
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Langston Hughes was famous for his work as an American poet and author during the Harlem Renaissance

      Short Biography of Langston Hughes
Date of Birth: Born on February 1, 1902
Place of Birth : Joplin, Missouri
Parents: Father - James Hughes
             Mother: Carrie Langston Hughes
 
         
    1902 This timeline starts on February 1 1902 when James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, second child of Carrie Langston Hughes and James Hughes  
         
    1903-1907 His parents separated and Langston Hughes move home repeatedly staying with relatives and friends  
         
    1907-1915 Hughes lived with his grandmother, Mary Sampson Patterson Leary Langston, in Lawrence, Kansas, and briefly with his mother in Topeka, Kansas.  
         
    1915-1920 During this period he lives with his mother in Lincoln, Illinois, and in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended high school where he graduated on June 16, 1920  
         
    1920-1921 Langston Hughes lives with his father in Toluca, Mexico  
         
    1924 Langston enrolls at Columbia University in September study engineering as agreed with is father but becomes involved with writers in Harlem and publishes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". He drops out of Columbia University travels to Africa, Holland, and Paris. In November 1924, Hughes returned to the U. S. to live with his mother in Washington, D.C.  
         
    1925 Hughes wins the Opportunity magazine poetry contest for "The Weary Blues"  
         
    1926 The Weary Blues is published by Alfred Knopf and Hughes enrolls in Lincoln University, a HBCU in Chester County, Pennsylvania  
         
    1927 Hughes second book of poems, Fine Clothes to the Jew, is published by Alfred Knopf  
         
    1929 Hughes receives a B.A. degree from Lincoln University  
         
    1930 Hughes publishes his novel, Not Without Laughter, The Dream Keeper and Other Poems  
         
    1932 He goes to the Soviet Union to make a film depicting the plight of many blacks living in the United States  
         
    1934 The Ways of White Folks, a collection of short stories, is published  
         
    1935 Hughes's play, "Mulatto," opens on Broadway  
         
    1937 Langston Hughes travels to Spain as a correspondent for the Baltimore Afro-American and other various African American newspapers  
         
    1941 Hughes establishes his theatre troupe in Los Angeles and publishes The Big Sea, his first autobiography  
         
    1943 Hughes begins writing columns for the Chicago Defender.  
         
    1949 He spent three months at the integrated University of Chicago Laboratory Schools as a "Visiting Lecturer on Poetry"  
         
    1950 Simple Speaks His Mind, a collection of short fiction, is published.  
         
    1951 Hughes publishes Montage of a Dream Deferred, a collection of poetry.  
         
    1956 I Wonder As I Wander, Hughes's second autobiography, is published.  
         
    1960 The NAACP awardS Langston Hughes the Spingarn Medal for distinguished achievements by an African American  
         
    1961 Hughes was inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters and publishes Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz, a collection of poetry  
         
    1967 Hughes Died May 22, 1967 (aged 65) in New York, United States
Hughes' Panther and the Lash was posthumously published
 
         
    1973 The first Langston Hughes Medal was awarded by the City College of New York.  
         
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