Joplin is a city in southwestern Missouri, on historic Route 66.The Joplin museum complex has exhibits about mining and the thieves Bonnie and Clyde, who hid in the city in 1933.Shoal Creek collapses over the sweeping Grand Falls, and the nearby Wildcat Glades are a collection of protected chert clearings unique to the area. To the southeast, the Carver Trail, at the George Washington Carver National Monument, leads to the 1881 Moses Carver House. Langston Hughes, in his entirety James Mercer Langston Hughes, (born February 1, 1902? , Joplin, Missouri, USA UU. (deceased, New York, New York), an American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and made the African-American experience the subject of his writings, ranging from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns.
Langston Hughes was a singular voice in American poetry, who wrote with vivid images and jazz-influenced rhythms about the daily experience of blacks in the United States. Although Hughes had previously published a children's book in 1932 (Popo and Fifina), in the 1950s he began regularly publishing specific books for children, including his First Book series, which was designed to instill a sense of pride and respect for the cultural achievements of African Americans in their youth. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, appeared in 1994.With a professional career that spanned from the 1920s to the 1960s, Langston Hughes was one of the best-known African-American writers of the 20th century. When he was born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902, James Mercer Langston Hughes didn't live long in Missouri.
After the death of Mary Langston, Hughes moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with her mother and new husband. Carrie and James divorced soon after Langston was born, and James left the United States for Mexico. ProSeletters from Langston (University of California Press), 201 Selected Letters by Langston Hughes (Alfred A.