WINDY CITY TIMES
||Fight escalates over Langston Hughes' home
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In Harlem, a battle is brewing over the future of the home of the late poet/activist/playwright Langston Hughes, a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, according to CNN Money.
Real-estate agents have valued the home at $3 million, although it is showing signs of wear and tear. The wear and the possibility of a sale disappoint people such as Renee Watson, who has started an Indiegogo campaign ( www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/i-too-arts-collective ) to raise $150,000 to rent the homeand turn it into a cultural center that honors Hughes. As of Aug. 21, almost $50,000 had been raised.
Fundraisers fear that monies won't be raised in time. Harlem is the site of rapid gentrification, with actor Neil Patrick Harris paying almost $4 million for a property near Hughes' home in 2013.
Hughes' sexuality is often debated, with many biographers and academics concluding that he was gay.
The original item is at money.cnn.com/2016/08/19/news/economy/langston-hughes-harlem-home/index.html .
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