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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 31.279′ N, 81° 37.06′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Langston Hughes branch of Cleveland Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10200 Superior Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Henry A. Sherwin (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.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,396 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.