Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fun Facts

  • He was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist.
  • He was born in Joplin, Missouri.
  • He was cremated.
  •  He was in the Harlem renaissance.
  • He supported himself through his writing.
  • died of prostate cancer.
  • his father was James Nathaniel Hughes and his mom was Caroline langston.
  • his parnents divorced when he was young and left him to live his grandma.
  • He was a poet, playwright, and novelist.
  • In May 1925, his first book "The Weary Blues," won first prize in poetry in a major literary contest ran by Opportunity, the magazine of the Urban League. 
  •  He dropped out of college.
  •  He lived in mexico for awhile, at the expense of his father.
  •  He worked as a sailor before becoming a writer.
  • Several people mistook him for a mexican, because he had somewhat light skin and wavy hair. However, each time he proudly stated he was black,
  •  He was voted "Class Poet" in hgh school.


  1. He actually did graduate from lincoln university in pennsylvania.

  2. hident drop out of colledge he left because of racial discrimination at a school called olumbia university in new york, so he did not drop out
    and he got many honary doctrates in lincoln and howard univerfsities