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Celebrating Langston Hughes

Kick off Black History Month with the words of one of the most enduring African American authors, the great Langston Hughes. Column by Gabino Iglesias Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936. In 2008 I was living in a minuscule apartment with no heat and a borrowed mattress with a dent in the middle that made me feel like a human taco. I had left behind my country, language, family, friends, and favorite places to pursue a degree.
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