in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sculpture and Carving; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1915 words.
Langston, John Mercer (14 December 1829–15 November 1897), African-American political leader and intellectual, was born free in Louisa County, Virginia, the son of Ralph Quarles, a wealthy...