Professor John Mercer Langston, Howard University

From Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia by Nicole Myers Turner

  • This image shows John Mercer Langston seated with his legs and and hands crossed, looking off to his left.
  • 1860-1875
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  • FIGURE 5.1   Professor John Mercer Langston, Howard University. Langston’s wealth and social status allowed him to secure political support from black voters in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpbh-00690.