Langston Hughes - Study Guide Chapter 14, People Need Poetry Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Langston Hughes.
This section contains 310 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Langston Hughes Study Guide

Although Langston had studied to become a teacher, he found that his interest in teaching was gone after he'd graduated college. He was posed with a difficult decision - writing material he had no interest in writing. A four hundred dollar prize for Not Without Laughter gave Hughes some time to think about his future. So he and Zell Ingram, a friend from Cleveland, decided to travel to the South.

In Daytona Beach, they stopped to visit Bethune-Cookman, an all black college that had been founded by Mary McLeod Bethune. Mrs. Bethune asked Langston to read some of his poetry to the students, which he did. After observing the students' responses to Hughes' poetry, Bethune suggested the poet go on the lecture circuit and recite his poetry to people throughout the country.

Zell and Langston continued south to Key West, where...

(read more from the Chapter 14, People Need Poetry Summary)

This section contains 310 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Langston Hughes Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Langston Hughes from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.