Celebrating Black History Month – Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1st, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, and died May 22, 1967, in New York City. Between these dates, Langston Hughes became a poet, novelist, playwright, social activist, and columnist. Hughes was one of the primary forces driving the Harlem Renaissance – a new era in social, intellectual, political, cultural, […]

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Weekly NY Photo #37/Celebrating Black History Month

This is the statue of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. that stands outside the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building at the intersection of W.125th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, in Harlem, NY. Born November 29th, 1908, in Connecticut in 1930, he received his B.A. from Colgate University and he became Assistant Pastor […]

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