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An FYI on C. Langston from my previous post on the AA Newspaper.
Is this Charles Langston an ancestor of John Mercer Langston & Langston Hughes?
Langston was member of the Liberty Party and the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society and edited the civil rights journal, Palladium of Liberty (1842-43). He was also a leader of the National Organization of the Sons of Temperance.
Appointed principal of the Columbus Colored School in 1856, Langston continued to be active in the anti-slavery movement. He was also a conductor on the Underground Railroad and in 1858 was convicted for breaking the Fugitive Slave Act.
After the Civil War Langston moved to Kansas where he became principal of the Quindaro Colored School. Charles Langston died in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1892.
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