Joplin is a city in southwestern Missouri, on historic Route 66.The Joplin museum complex has exhibits about mining and 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. Growing up in a series of Midwestern cities, Hughes became a prolific writer at a young age. He moved to New York City when he was young, where he made his career.
He graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and soon began his studies at Columbia University in New York City. Although he retired, he became known in publishers in New York, first in The Crisis magazine and then in book publishers, and became known in the creative community of Harlem. He eventually graduated from Lincoln University. In addition to poetry, Hughes wrote plays and short stories.
He also published several non-fiction works. From 1942 to 1962, as the civil rights movement gained strength, he wrote an exhaustive weekly column in a major black newspaper, The Chicago Defender. American author Langston Hughes, a moving spirit in the 1920s art movement, often called the Harlem Renaissance, expressed the mind and spirit of most African Americans for nearly half a century. In high school, Hughes learned about the works of the poet Carl Sandburg (1878-1896), another poet from the Midwest.
Also at this time, Hughes himself began writing poetry and developing his unique style. He began to send his work to magazines, but all of them were rejected. Later, in 1924, Hughes went to live with his mother in Washington, D.C. He expected to earn enough money to go back to college, but working as a hotel waiter paid very little, and life in the nation's capital, where racial tensions were fierce, made him unhappy.
But he was able to write a lot of poems. The Weary Blues won first prize in 1925 in a literary contest sponsored by Opportunity, a magazine published by the National Urban League. That summer, one of his essays and another poem won prizes in the Crisis literary contest. Meanwhile, Hughes had caught the attention of Carl Van Vechten, a novelist and critic, who organized the publication of Hughes' first volume of poetry, The Weary Blues (19).
After the death of Mary Langston, Hughes moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with her mother and new husband. 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. Ten years later, in 1869, the widow Mary Patterson Leary remarried, an elite and politically active member of the Langston family. Through African-American oral tradition and based on the activist experiences of her generation, Mary Langston instilled in her grandson a lasting sense of racial pride.
The Pittsburgh Courier published a great headline at the top of the page, LANGSTON HUGHES BOOK OF POEMS, TRASH. Langston set a tone, a standard of brotherhood, friendship and cooperation, that all of us must follow. Although Hughes had previously published a children's book in 1932 (Popo and Fifina), in the 1950s he began publishing specific books for children regularly, including his First Book series, which was designed to inculcate a sense of pride and respect for the cultural achievements of African Americans in their youth. After his marriage, Charles Langston moved with his family to Kansas, where he actively worked as an educator and activist for the vote and rights of African Americans.
Langston studied engineering at Columbia University for one year (1921-2), and eventually left because of racial prejudice at school, as well as his growing desire to return to Harlem and write poetry. The son of teacher Carrie Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes, James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 — May 22, 1962) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. Langston Hughes was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the flourishing of black intellectual, literary and artistic life that took place in the 1920s in several American cities, particularly in Harlem.
In 1931, Prentiss Taylor and Langston Hughes created Golden Stair Press, which published portfolios and books with works of art by Prentiss Taylor and texts by Langston Hughes. They had two children; the second was Langston Hughes, according to most sources, born in 1901 in Joplin, Missouri (although Hughes himself states in his autobiography that he was born in 190). The Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University contains the Langston Hughes documents (1862-1980) and the Langston Hughes Collection (1924-196), which contain letters, manuscripts, personal items, photographs, clippings, works of art and objects that document Hughes's life. .