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Black History Minute Monday: Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes

"Dr. [George Washington] Carver died penniless and insane, still trying to play a phonograph record with a peanut. This has been 'Black History Minute.'"
- Professor Shabazz K. Morton a.k.a. Eddie Murphy

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is my favorite author. He was a product and an icon of the Harlem Renaissance as well as a world traveler and completely ahead of his time. His poetry is magnificent and my favorite book, a collection of short stories entitled, The Ways of White Folks, is priceless as far as I'm concerned.

As writer who's been aspiring for a little over ten years, I can only hope to stand in the shadow of this great, great man.

This Black History Minute Monday has been presented to you by E.Payne of MakesMeWannaHoller.com

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