Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Mercer Langston Hughes
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 75-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1874.
Location. 41° 31.279′ N, 81° 37.06′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Superior Avenue (U.S. 6) and East Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Superior Avenue. Marker is in front of the Langston Hughes branch of Cleveland Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10200 Superior Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federation of India Community Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); University Circle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Waddell Chesnutt (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union and League of Romanian Societies / United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland (approx. one mile away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. one mile away); In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire (approx. 1.1 miles away); The History of Hough (1799-1979) (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
More about this marker. This particular location does not have any significance in the life of Langston Hughes - it was chosen because of the location of Langston Hughes Branch of Cleveland Public Library.
This marker is incorrectly numbered on its face. It official historical society number is 75-18.
Also see . . .
1. Entry on Hughes in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Langston Hughes Branch, Cleveland Public Library. (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Additional keywords. Harlem Renaissance; LGBT; LGBTQ
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.