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City of LangstonâHistorian Currie Ballard, at left, kneels beside a tombstone in Langstonâs Beulahland Cemetery. âLangston takes its name from John Mercer Langston, a 19th-century black abolitionist, lawyer, politician and public speaker.  âThe 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.  â The townâs Beulahland Cemetery holds the graves of former slaves and Civil War soldiers.  Photo by Paul Hellstern,  The Oklahoman Archives