Lot 696: ALS signed "Langston," one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.5, Hotel Saint Paul letterhead, June 26, 1960. Letter to composer and pianist Margaret Bonds. In part: "You're a 'living doll' to send me all those clippings I found at home when I 'came through' New York on the way out here to get the Spingarn Medal today. (Nice to have your notes, too, with news of what's happening to our songs. Sounds good.) From here I've got to go to Newport (already late) for the Jazz Festival." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in his own hand. The Spingarn Medal is awarded annually by NAACP for outstanding achievement by an African American, with other recipients including W.E.B. Du Bois, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks. Excellent content from the leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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