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Shakespeare Of Harlem

Shakespeare Of Harlem

Broadcast: September 26, 1948
Added: Jan 09 2016

Today, we tell the story of the noted poet and playwright Langston Hughes, born poor, in Joplin, Missouri. Langston was a boy with a notebook and a habit of writing about trains. He hadn't seen his father in so long that he'd forgotten his face; waiting and waiting for the train to bring his father, while he grew up back of the tracks in Kansas City, Cleveland, Buffalo, Chicago, Charleston, Joplin - always waiting for the great day he would meet his father, even when he moved with his mother from town to town. He'd been waiting for eighteen long years, and then one day a letter came...