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From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas <>
Subject: RE: [ARIZARD-L] Re: BLACK LANGSTONS
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 10:54:12 -0500


Suzi,

I have a feeling my "memory banks" may not be remembering correctly, and
that the Langston I was thinking of was the one that you are referring
to. Thanks for the information.


Jean



At 08:46 AM 1/30/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I couldn't tell you much about Texas, but just ask me about any small towns
>in Oklahoma....
>
>Since you didn't, I will interrupt again--there is a small town in Oklahoma
>called Langston that is the home of Langston University. It began as the
>"black college" in Oklahoma, and has a great reputation. It's web site is:
>http://www.lunet.edu/
>
>The page tells Langston's history and is very well done.
>
>Langston is just a hop and a skip south of Stillwater, home of Oklahoma
>State University.
>
>does this help?
>
>Suzi
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas [mailto:]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2000 6:00
> > To:
> > Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Re: BLACK LANGSTONS
> >
> >
> > By the way, I once saw a news story on a black town in TX, named,
> > "Langston". I don't recall where they said (or if they knew where) the
> > name of the town came from, but it was made up of freed slaves,
> > and pretty
> > much stayed a black town.
> >
> > Wonder if they were some of ours?
> >
> > Jean
> >
> >
> >
> > At 01:43 AM 1/30/00 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Jean,
> > >
> > >I knew they had slaves, but I just can't remember what mom had said about
> > >them. I just remember her mentioning "black LANGSTONs." Now whether the
> > >slaves took their old masters names when freed or whether it was
> > the master
> > >fathering children with a slave, I'm not sure, but it seems like
> > it was the
> > >latter.
> > >
> > >I'll have to email her about it and see who, what, when, where, why and
> > >how....
> > >
> > >Diana
> > >
> > > > The LANGSTONS "arrived with a large number of slaves", according to
> > > > something I read on Izard County.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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