By: Micaela Dickerson
Hughes graduated high school in 1920 and spent that year in Mexico were his father lived. Hughes wrote a poem called "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", it was published in a magazine called "The Crisis", and it was highly praised. This was start of everything for Hughes, this lead him to be apart of Harlem's Culture movement, what is known as the Harlem renaissance.
This one of the quotes from Langston Hughes famous poem called "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers".
This one of the awards Hughes got, its the Spingarn Medal, given to him by the NAACP, a National Association Advancement of colored People.
Lanston Hughes and some of his colleagues made a book on the Harlem Renaissance, it was published on August 1, 2003.