How Did Langston Hughes Write The Negro Speaks Of Rivers

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Our beloved poet Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer. A tribute to his poetry, his funeral contained a little in a way of spoken eulogy, but was filled with jazz and blues music. His ashes were buried beneath the entrance of the Arthur Schomburg Center in Harlem. The inscription marking features a line from Hughes 's poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." It reads: "My soul has grown deep like the rivers." In remembrance of Hughes we go back to his early life when he was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents was James Hughes and Carrie Langston, they soon separated after his birth and left him to be raised by his maternal grandmother. He was with his grandmother until she died later in Hughes’s early
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