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The Langston Hughes Library in Clinton, just outside Knoxville, is the ultimate place to find and read the books of African-American writers and reference tools about them. It is not a public library and the books can not be checked out, but it is a standout for discovering a rich tradition of excellent writing.

The Library is part of the CDF Alex Haley Farm (Alex Haley, author of Roots, once owned the farmland). Read about Alex Haley here: britannica.com.

Check its website for upcoming events and programs, and see if you can figure out what it has in common with a monument in Washington, D.C., a presidential inauguration, and a Civil Rights activist.

And check out the Kansas page, the New York page, and the Ohio page to find out more about the writer Langston Hughes.

The Langston Hughes Library is the second stop on our Tennessee Trail!

Patricia Smart