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Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was an African-American columnist, novelist, playwright, poet and social activist.

"Even Cora, the humble, had a lover once. He came to town on a freight train (long ago now), and worked at the livery-stable. (That was before autos got to be so common.) Everybody said he was an I.W.W. Cora didn't care. He was the first man and the last she ever remembered wanting. She had never known a colored lover. There weren't any around. That was not her fault."

—Langston Hughes, "Cora Unashamed," The Ways of White Folks (1934)

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