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Meet Amazing Americans Writers & Artists Langston Hughes
Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Hughes got a big break while working at this hotel

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Langston's Early Years
Hughes began writing poetry in high school. He gained some early recognition and support among important black intellectuals such as James Weldon Johnson and W.E.B DuBois (also an "Amazing American"). While working as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., Hughes gave three of his poems to Vachel Lindsay, a famous critic. Lindsay's enthusiastic praise won Hughes an even wider audience.
Have you ever written a poem? What was its subject?

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