Black History Month Lunch and Learn: Langston Hughes History | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

February 29, 2024

Lincoln-Herndon Law Office/Springfield Visitors Center
1 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Free (Advanced Registration Required)

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Join IDNR state historic sites staff members at the city visitor center (Sixth and Adams) for a lunchtime discussion about Langston Hughes. The discussion will outline important yet little known connections between Langston Hughes and the Lindsay family. Using historic letters of the Vachel Lindsay Association and other primary sources, staff members have pieced together interesting details about the friendship between Hughes and Lindsay. Poems by Hughes will be read during the program. Guests are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy during the discussion.