What year did Langston Hughes graduate from college?
1929 - BA from Lincoln University.
Langston Hughes (author of "Theme for English B") was born in 1902. In the poem (written for a college course) he states, "I am twenty-two." That would make the year the poem was written 1924. The answer above is inaccurate. This poem was written from the viewpoint of a 22 year old African American student from the South, but was not autobiographical of Langston Hughes at the time.