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“Shepherd’s Song at Christmas” by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes’s life and work were enormously influential during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, alongside those of

 
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December 20th, 1956: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott ended on this date in 1956. The Alabama Bus Company lost some $750,000 during the year-long boycott. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson” by Jo Ann Robinson

 
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Today in Black History: South Carolina

South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union on this date in 1860. This act began the formation of the Confederate States of America that ultimately led to the Civil War. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Crisis of Fear: Secession in South Carolina (Norton Library, N730)” by Steven A. Channing

 
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