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Caught Up: The Harlem Renaissance Visits the Columbus Stockade


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...

Youth Movement


“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...