Article Photos: Share your memories of and thoughts on preserving Oklahoma's black history 10/10

City of Langston Historian Currie Ballard, at left, kneels beside a tombstone in Langston’s Beulahland Cemetery.  Langston takes its name from John Mercer Langston, a 19th-century black abolitionist, lawyer, politician and public speaker.   The town and university have enjoyed disparate fortunes. The university is sparkling clean; it has its own entrance off the highway. The town has not prospered. Abandoned homes and businesses dot the streets.    The town’s Beulahland Cemetery holds the graves of former slaves and Civil War soldiers.  Photo by Paul Hellstern,  The Oklahoman Archives