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๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - See who said it and why it matters at the bottom.

John Mercer Langston was the first black man to become a lawyer, passing the bar in Ohio in 1854. When he was elected to the post of Town Clerk for Brownhelm, Ohio, in 1855 Langston became one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America.

Langston was also the great-uncle of Langston Hughes, the legendary poet of the Harlem Renaissance, who said the quote above.