Langston Hughes: A brief history and a story

Langston Hughes was born, James Mercer Langston Hughes on February 1, 1902, in Joplin Missouri. He was partially named after his grandfather, John Mercer Langston, a free born attorney, abolitionist and politician and the founding dean of Howard University‚Äôs law school. Hughes had a complicated upbringing, his dad left the family shortly after his birthContinue reading “Langston Hughes: A brief history and a story”