Hughes enrolled in Columbia's School of Mines, Engineering, and Chemistry in 1921 at the urging of his father, who encouraged him to pursue a practical profession. Read a poem by Hughes that is inspired by his time at Columbia. Then answer the question: "What is Langston Hughes' main topic in this poem?"
Langston Hughes attended Columbia University from 1921 to 1926. During that time, he developed an interest in poetry that was influenced by the Harlem Renaissance artists - Duke Ellington, James Weldon Johnson, Alain Locke, and Jean Toomer. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in mining engineering, Hughes traveled throughout Europe for several years before returning to America in 1929. He worked as a civil servant for the United States Department of the Interior during the Great Depression. In 1937, he became involved in social issues through his work with the Communist Party. The FBI began monitoring him because of his ties with Louis Armstrong and other celebrities who had communist beliefs. In 1951, after many disagreements with the party leadership, Hughes left to form his own faction called the Poetry Society of America. The following year, he became associated with the NAACP and fought against racial discrimination in the arts. Hughes died of tuberculosis in 1967 at the age of 48.
Here is an excerpt from a poem by Hughes that answers the question "What is Langston Hughes' main topic?".
Hughes dropped out after one year despite having a B+ grade point average, trading his slide rule for a pen. He later said that he had become bored with academic work.
Hughes began publishing poems in literary magazines when he was still an undergraduate. His first collection, The Weary Blues, was published in 1926. It was followed by several more volumes over the next few years, including Not Without Laughter (1930), A Dream of Love (1931), and The Ways of White Folks (1932).
In addition to writing poetry, Hughes worked as a copywriter for advertising agencies during most of his time at Columbia. The ability to write persuasive essays on topics related to mining technology or market research methods helped establish his reputation as a talented poet-orator. In 1933, he delivered the eulogy at the funeral of President James A. Garfield, which led to many other speaking engagements. That same year, he traveled to Cuba where he met Fidel Castro and Ernest Hemingway. The trip improved his health but ended his relationship with Columbia University.
In 1934, Hughes moved to New York City where he continued to write poetry and prose and to give speeches about social issues such as racism, war violence, and poverty.
The younger Hughes shown an early aptitude for engineering and went on to study at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the Rice Institute of Technology in Houston. Both his mother (1922) and father (1924) died during this period. Hughes dropped out of school and took over his father's firm, Hughes Tool Company, in Houston. He is regarded as the father of the modern helicopter.
Hughes had a number of romantic relationships with women including actress Jean Harlow and actress Gloria Grahame. They were married respectively for one day and one month before Hughes divorced both women. After these marriages failed, he never again married or engaged in any other long-term relationship.
In 1947, Hughes bought the movie studio that became known as Hollywood Studios. He remained its sole owner and director until 1976 when he sold it to produce another famous name in American cinema: Steven Spielberg.
Since then, Hollywood Studios has become one of the largest producers of motion pictures in America. The company's most successful film was probably 1968's How I Spent My Summer Vacation which made more than $100 million ($277 million in 2016 dollars).
Hughes died in 1976 at the age of 60 after suffering from a series of health problems including kidney failure, diabetes, and hypertension.
He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
1926-1929, Lincoln University Pendidikan High School/Langston Hughes Memorial High School. It is now known as Langston Hughes Educational Center and it is part of the City Public Schools system.
Lincoln University was a historically black college located in Petersburg, Virginia. Founded by an act of Congress in 1865, it became affiliated with the Methodist Church, South in 1872. In addition to education, the university also offered athletic programs such as basketball and baseball. Langston Hughes graduated from Lincoln University in 1934.
Hughes wrote many poems while he was attending school there. This poem is one of his most famous works and it was originally published in 1931. It's called "The Weary Blues".
Langston Hughes died on August 26, 1967 at age 48. He is buried in Lincoln University Cemetery.
Lincoln University has established an annual literary award in his name. The Langston Hughes Award for Literary Excellence is given out annually to a writer who is working toward an advanced degree or who has recently completed their work on behalf of American literature. The award consists of a cash prize of $10,000.
Hughes maintained a B+ grade point average while at Columbia in 1921. Because to racial discrimination among pupils and teachers, he departed in 1922. He received a master's degree from the university in 1924.
After his departure from Columbia, Hughes worked as an editor for the NAACP newspaper, The Crisis, from 1924 to 1929. In addition, he wrote poetry and essays and gave speeches on radio shows across the United States. In 1930, he traveled to Cuba where he served as general manager of the newspaper El Mundo until 1932. Back in America, he continued to write about social issues such as racism and poverty. In 1937, he published a book titled Langston Hughes: Poet of Democracy. The next year, he died in New York City at the age of 46.
Here are some other important people who left Columbia University: Mary Ann Cotton (1790-1872), educator; Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), advocate for women's rights; and John Quincy Adams II (1844-1920), son of President James Monroe and former president of Harvard University.
Hughes started composing poems in Lincoln. He spent a year in Mexico after graduating from high school, followed by a year at Columbia University in New York City. During this period, he worked for Langston Hughes as an assistant chef, launderer, and busboy.
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