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|Title: Pinckney School|
Artist: Hughes, Langston
Pinckney School entrance, 810 West Sixth St. (1931)
Pinckney students placed markers at the home sites where Langston Hughes lived and gravestones for his grandparents (donated by Rumsey Funeral Home, also on Sixth St.). According to the school website, a celebration in 1991 included dedication of a Langston Hughes Library for Children at Pinckney, and Hughes’s biographer, Arnold Rampersad, attended.
Mary J. Dillard was Hughes’s teacher. At that time Lawrence schools were segregated up to grade four, although the neighborhood was not segregated.