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