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There are words like Freedom Sweet and wonderful to say. On my heartstrings freedom sings All day every day.  There are words like Liberty That almost make me cry. If you had known what I know You would know why.

Langston Hughes’ Words Like Freedom immortalized on Library Way.

A leader of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes wrote what was considered their manifesto, The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain. A progenitor of jazz poetry Langston Hughes wrote of the struggles of black America and every day life. Words Like Freedom still resonates today on Library Walk.