Langston Hughes

By: Christopher Reed

Langston Hughes is an African American Poet and an outstanding one at that.

Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on the date of February 1, 1902. He began his illustrious career by starting in poetry like:


What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up

like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore—

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over—

like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Langston Hughes's poem "A dream deferred" was created during the 1920s and the Harlem renaissance

Due to the Harlem Renaissance the poem basically showed vivid imagery of the struggle of life for African Americans. It makes me think that all my dreams are worth the pursuit. It is relevant today because it makes me want to work harder everyday to ..."not dry up like a raisin in the sun."

This has been over the Grand Langston Hughes

My Opinion toward Him ...

Langston died May 22, 1967 he was a social activist and he lived nobly.