Black History Legends….Day 11

John Mercer Langston

(December 14, 1829- November 15, 1899)

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Pictured above:  John Mercer Langston was an abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist, diplomat and politician in the United States.  He was the youngest of 4 children who was born to freed blacks in Louisa County Virginia 1829.  The house above belonged to him and is now an National Historic Landmark in Oberlin, Ohio.

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Pictured above:  Now and then. The John Mercer Langston Elementary School in Washington D.C. located at 33 P Street NW which opened in 1902 for black students.

 

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Pictured above:  Some of John Mercer Langston books available on Amazon.

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Pictured above: A family legacy with Langston Hughes his great uncle John Mercer Langston and the great-grandfather of Langston Hughes, Charles Henry Langston.

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Pictured above: Langston University established in 1897 in Oklahoma.

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Pictured above:  Langston’s Alma Mater Oberlin college in Ohio where he received his B.A and M.A.

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Pictured above: Howard University in the 1800’s where John M. Langston was the 1st Dean of this all black law school he started.  He was also the 1st African-American lawyer.

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Pictured above:  John 68 and his wife 82 Caroline Matilda Wall whom he married and had 5 children with in 1854, buried together in Washington D.C.

 

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