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Caught Up: The Harlem Renaissance Visits the Horror of Jim Crow Jails

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by Natalia N. Temesgen One summer nearly a century ago, Columbus, Georgia hosted two literary giants for a brief time as they road-tripped through the state. Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, arguably the most significant writers of the Harlem Renaissance, came into Columbus on August 15, 1927 after a week in Tuskegee, Alabama, chugging along in Hurston’s old Nash coupe. Hughes, prolific...

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“The kids decided they weren’t going to put up with it anymore.” Ibrahim Mumin (left) with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Director Alan Harkness. “How happy I was to come here and not have a seat!” Ibrahim Mumin exclaimed to an overflow audience at Mildred Terry Library in the Liberty District last night. Special guest for the free community event featuring Wayne Wiegard, author...