"It takes two parents to produce a child,
but it takes an entire village to raise the child."
What do you think? Should the community have some responsibility in making sure all kids turn out ok? Should raising a child be entirely the parents' job? What about parents who aren't doing their jobs? What about their kids?
Conflict: internal vs. external. What's the difference?
|"James Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri.
His parents divorced when he was a small child, and his father moved to
Mexico. He was raised by his grandmother until he was thirteen, when he
moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and her husband, before
the family eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. It was in Lincoln, Illinois,
that Hughes began writing poetry. Following graduation, he spent a year
in Mexico and a year at Columbia University. During these years, he held
odd jobs as an assistant cook, launderer, and a busboy, and travelled to
Africa and Europe working as a seaman. In November 1924, he moved to Washington,
D.C. Hughes's first book of poetry, The Weary Blues, was published by Alfred
A. Knopf in 1926..." Go to Poets.org
to read more about Langston Hughes, and to sample his poetry...