On September 28, 1954, poet/playwright/activist Langston Hughes wrote to Ethelred Brown, the Jamaica-born founder of the Harlem Community Church, to inquire about his faith and the distinct beliefs his church kept for a series he was planning to write in the Chicago Defender.
In our latest podcast episode in the “Live From the Reading Room: Correspondence” series, Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English at Columbia University, reads the letter aloud.
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