Langston Hughes was born in Missouri in 1902, and writing poetry by the time he was an eighth grader in Cleveland. He traveled through Africa and Europe before returning to New York City in 1924, and becoming known as the poet of the "Harlem Renaissance." He wrote an enormous amount books of poetry, plays, articles, three autobiographies. He died in Harlem in 1967.
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