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School shooting after football game leaves Ga. teen dead

School shooting after football game leaves Ga. teen dead

FAIRBURN, Ga., Oct. 4 (UPI) --School shooting takes place after football game, killing Kristofer Hunter, a teen who didn't attend the school.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
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Michelle Obama entertains other first ladies at Harlem museum

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama entertained first ladies from around the world Tuesday at the Studio Museum in New York's Harlem neighborhood.
Dule Hill to star in 'After Midnight' on Broadway this fall

Dule Hill to star in 'After Midnight' on Broadway this fall

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Dule Hill is to co-star with Fantasia in the Broadway musical "After Midnight," producers said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
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'The One and Only Ivan' wins American Library Association's Newbery Award

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- "The One and Only Ivan," written by Katherine Applegate, is the 2013 Newbery Medal winner, the American Library Association announced Monday in Seattle.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.
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'Black Nativity' to open in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The Classical Theatre of Harlem's adaptation of Langston Hughes' gospel song play, "Black Nativity," is set to open in New York.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
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Museum slated for black history collection

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles librarian has left behind books, films and documents that are being called one of the finest collections of African-American memorabilia.

California to include gays in school texts

SACRAMENTO, May 12 (UPI) -- The California Senate has voted to require that historical contributions of homosexuals be taught in state schools and included in textbooks. Apparently the first legislation of its kind nationwide, the bill passed the state Senate 22-15 Thursday, with al

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2006 with 333 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2005 with 333 to follow.
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Feature: The 'N' word gets its own show

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- The "N" word, long banished from polite conversation, remains a subject of fascination in American culture, and a new Trio cable network documentary takes a fra
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Langston Hughes
SLP2002021202 -ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12, (UPI)-- Celebrating 25 years of Black Heritage, the United States Postal Service has unveiled the new Langston Hughes first class postage stamp in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 12, 2002. Hughes, known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties, was born in Joplin, Mo., in 1902. rw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue".

Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, the second child of school teacher Carrie (Caroline) Mercer Langston and her husband James Nathaniel Hughes (1871–1934). Both parents were mixed race, and Langston Hughes was of African American, European American and Native American descent. He grew up in a series of Midwestern small towns. Both his paternal and maternal great-grandmothers were African American, and both his paternal and maternal great-grandfathers were white: one of Scottish and one of Jewish descent. Hughes was named after both his father and his grand-uncle, John Mercer Langston who, in 1888, became the first African American to be elected to the United States Congress from Virginia. Hughes' maternal grandmother Mary Patterson was of African American, French, English and Native American descent. One of the first women to attend Oberlin College, she first married Lewis Sheridan Leary, also of mixed race. He joined the men in John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859 and died from his wounds.

In 1869 the widow Mary Patterson Leary married again, into the elite, politically active Langston family. Her second husband was Charles Henry Langston, of African American, Native American, and Euro-American ancestry. He and his younger brother John Mercer Langston worked for the abolitionist cause and helped lead the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society in 1858.

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