Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
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It seems as though he stuck to this specific form to allow his poetry to be far-reaching and understandable by other poets of his day, namely white poets. McKay was sticking himself into a certain form while being being conflicted about his own self and racial identity. Mountain." By this time, Hughes had enrolled at the historically black Lincoln University in. Pennsylvania, from which he would graduate in 1929. In 1927 he began one of the most important relationships of his life, with his patron Mrs. Unlike other notable black poets of the period, Hughes refused to differentiate between his personal experiences and the common experience of black America. He told stories of people in ways that reflected their actual culture, including their suffering and their love of music, laughter and language itself.
He also briefly lived in Mexico with his father, who did not support his son's desire to be a writer. Langston studied engineering at Columbia University for a year (1921-22 eventually leaving because of racial prejudice at the school as well as his growing desire to return to Harlem and.
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Charlotte Mason, or "Godmother who generously supported him for two years. She supervised the writing of his first novel, Not Without Laughter (1930)-about a sensitive, black midwestern boy and his struggling family.
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