Langston Hughes Timeline

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Birth

02/01/1902

James Langston Hughes born in Joplin, Missouri

Writes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

07/1920

Writes "The Weary Blues"

03/1923

Writes "I, Too, Sing America"

1924

Writes a collection of stories called 'The Ways of White Folks"

1934

Works as a reporter covering the Spanish Civil War

1937

Poet-In-Residence at Atlanta University

1947

Death

05/22/1967

Dies in New York City

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