Langston Hughes (1902-67) was born in Joplin,
Missouri, was educated at Lincoln University, and lived for most of
his life in New York City. He is best known as a poet, but he also
wrote novels, biography, history, plays, and children''s books.
Among his works are two volumes of memoirs, The Big Sea
and I Wonder as I Wander, and two collections of Simple
stories, The Best of Simple and The Return of