Gone But Not Forgotten: Happy Birthday To Poet & Playwright, Mr. Langston Hughes!

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Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. His poetry was later promoted by Vachel Lindsay, and Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to write countless works of poetry, prose and plays, as well as a popular column for the Chicago Defender. He died on May 22, 1967.

source: http://www.biography.com/people/langston-hughes-9346313

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