Born James Mercer Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902, in Joplin, MO; died of congestive heart failure, May 22, 1967, in New York City; son of James Nathaniel (a businessman, lawyer, and rancher) and Carrie Mercer Hughes (a teacher; maiden name, Langston). Education: Attended Columbia University, 1921-22; Lincoln University, A.B., 1929.

Author of poetry, long and short fiction, plays, nonfiction, and autobiography. In early years, worked as an assistant cook, launderer, busboy, and at other odd jobs; worked as a seaman on voyages to Africa and Europe; lived at various times in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, and the Soviet Union. Madrid correspondent for Baltimore Afro-American, 1937; visiting professor in creative writing, Atlanta University, 1947; poet-in-residence, Laboratory School, University of Chicago, 1949.

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Whether you are local or visiting, the history of Miami continues to grow. Dunn-Josephine offers a learning experience that will play a significant part in your life's history.


High speed internet  along with exciting new technology designed for the hospitality market.

Cable Television

Local and national television enjoyment.


Complimentary continental breakfast each morning. *Please make us aware of special needs*

Priceless History

Library featuring local and national historical figures.

Shea Butter

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Complimentary bottle of our signature wines.

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