Langston in his prime.

Hardships throughout his life:

Langston wasnt able to afford enough money to get a good house.

He never saw his real father.

He and his stepfather never got along.

His grandma died when he was four.

The main struggle of his life was just being an african american back then.

Achievements druing life:

In 1943, Lincoln University awarded Hughes an honorary Litt D.

In 1960, the NAACP
awarded Hughes the Spingarn Medal for distinguished achievements by an African American.
1961 - Hughes was inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
1963 - Howard University awarded Hughes an honorary doctorate.

Recognition after death:

In 1973, the first Langston Hughes Medal was awarded by the City College of New York.

In 1979, Langston Hughes Middle School was created in Reston, Virginia.

In 1981, 127th St. in Harlem, New York was renamed Langston Hughes Place.

On February 1, 2002, The United States Postal Service added Langston Hughes' image to its Black Heritage series of stamps.

In 2002, Langston Hughes was put on a list of the 100 Greatest African Americans.