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Song for a Dark Girl

Song for a Dark Girl


by Langston Hughes

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LANGSTON HUGHES—THE SEWER DWELLER. Now there's a headline. It turns out a lot of folks weren't big fans of Langston back in the day, and many thought his poems depicted an unsavory portrait of black life in America. So they lambasted him in the press. Classy. (Source.)

Calling all philatelists! A Langston Hughes postage stamp was issued in 2002. (Source.)

What do you know, Hughes' real first name was James. Um, where in the world did he get Langston? Oh… it's one of his middle names. Whoops. (Source.)

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