Signed Langston Hughes Broadside, Advertising a Lecture and Reading at Lincoln University
DS - Document SignedHUGHES, Langston. Broadside beautifully signed in blue ink "Langston Hughes" advertising a reading and lecture at Lincoln University. 5" x 7.5". Hughes became a writer at an early age, ut had a rocky experience of higher education. Lincoln University was Hughes' alma matter, though he initially attended Columbia University in New York. Columbia had been a dream school for Hughes, but he left in 1922 because of racial prejudice among students and teachers, such as being denied on campus housing. After working a few odd jobs he enrolled in Lincoln University, a historically black university in Chester County, Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. in 1929. Broadside notes that "Mr. Hughes will meet the public in Bennett Lounge Following the Program", which also featured a performance of "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". Beautifully signed. Broadside lightly wrinkled, but has flattened out nicely. Two very small closed tears at the bottom and along the right margin. Archival tape has been applied to the tears on verso. A lovely example of Hughes's signature, with meaningful association.
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