Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Home

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The Harlem home of iconic Poet Langston Hughes is up for sale, and a crowdfunding campaign is seeking to save the historic landmark.

The current owner listed the home for $1 million, but for now, it sits empty with Hughes’ typewriter still on a shelf.

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According to CNN Money, real estate agents estimate the home’s worth to be over $3 million.

Amid growing pressure to sell “Hughes House,” Renee Watson started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $150,000 to rent the home and convert it into a cultural center honoring Hughes.

“The more Harlem changes, the more I’m motivated to do something,” Watson said.


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