Langston Hughes - Chapter 11, College Man Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, College Man Summary

Lincoln was a prestigious school for blacks. Because many of the all white faculty members had gone to Princeton, it was known as the "black Princeton." Hughes took courses in education and literature, as well as, French, German, Spanish, and a variety of other courses. Among his classmates were Cab Calloway and future Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall.

Because of his mild celebrity attributed to "The Weary Blues," Hughes was severely hazed when he first attended Lincoln. His second year at the college was more productive. Hughes became involved in many activities, including: the school paper, the track team, and poetry readings.

During his senior year of college, Langston wrote a sociology paper on the demographics of Lincoln's campus, which consisted of a white faculty and black students. According to his findings, over sixty-percent of the students felt it was better that way...

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