Langston Hughes Timeline
 

Langston Hughes Timeline

Langston Hughes Timeline ( 1902 - 1967 )
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Famous as an author during the Harlem Renaissance
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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
 
     
  1902This 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 
     
  1903-1907His parents separated and Langston Hughes move home repeatedly staying with relatives and friends 
     
  1907-1915Hughes lived with his grandmother, Mary Sampson Patterson Leary Langston, in Lawrence, Kansas, and briefly with his mother in Topeka, Kansas. 
     
  1915-1920During 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 
     
  1920-1921Langston Hughes lives with his father in Toluca, Mexico 
     
  1924Langston 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. 
     
  1925Hughes wins the Opportunity magazine poetry contest for "The Weary Blues" 
     
  1926The Weary Blues is published by Alfred Knopf and Hughes enrolls in Lincoln University, a HBCU in Chester County, Pennsylvania 
     
  1927Hughes second book of poems, Fine Clothes to the Jew, is published by Alfred Knopf 
     
  1929Hughes receives a B.A. degree from Lincoln University 
     
  1930Hughes publishes his novel, Not Without Laughter, The Dream Keeper and Other Poems 
     
  1932He goes to the Soviet Union to make a film depicting the plight of many blacks living in the United States 
     
  1934The Ways of White Folks, a collection of short stories, is published 
     
  1935Hughes's play, "Mulatto," opens on Broadway 
     
  1937Langston Hughes travels to Spain as a correspondent for the Baltimore Afro-American and other various African American newspapers 
     
  1941Hughes establishes his theatre troupe in Los Angeles and publishes The Big Sea, his first autobiography 
     
  1943Hughes begins writing columns for the Chicago Defender. 
     
  1949He spent three months at the integrated University of Chicago Laboratory Schools as a "Visiting Lecturer on Poetry" 
     
  1950Simple Speaks His Mind, a collection of short fiction, is published. 
     
  1951Hughes publishes Montage of a Dream Deferred, a collection of poetry. 
     
  1956I Wonder As I Wander, Hughes's second autobiography, is published. 
     
  1960The NAACP awardS Langston Hughes the Spingarn Medal for distinguished achievements by an African American 
     
  1961Hughes was inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters and publishes Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz, a collection of poetry 
     
  1967Hughes Died May 22, 1967 (aged 65) in New York, United States
Hughes' Panther and the Lash was posthumously published
 
     
  1973The first Langston Hughes Medal was awarded by the City College of New York. 
     
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