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December 11, 2017

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opened at Lincoln Center in New York in 1961.

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Today in Black History: Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opened at Lincoln Center in New York in 1961.

The New York Times


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The Detroit Free Press

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The Star-Ledger

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Chicago Tribune

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The Los Angeles Times

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The Washington Post

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USA Today

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