Pistol Packing Nurse Saves Man Being Beaten by Gang of Attackers in Detroit

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 reports: On April 2, Deborah Hughes looked out her front window and saw Steve Utash on the ground being brutally beaten by a gang of men–she grabbed her pistol and ran to his aid.

According to the Daily Mail, Utash had stopped to check on a 10-year-old child “he had accidentally hit.”

When Utash got out of the car a gang converged on him and had beat him unconscious “by the time [Hughes] got to his side.”

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This Day in History: Langston Hughes Is Born

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Photo: Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936 (Wikimedia Commons)

February 1, 1902: Langston Hughes Is Born 

On this day in 1902, James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. A poet and novelist, he became known as the “Shakespeare of Harlem” during the 1920s and 1930s.

Originally from the Midwest, Hughes traveled the world and worked in a great variety of jobs. He is especially well-known for his perceptive and sympathetic portrayals of life in black America.

Learn more about Langston Hughes with Masterpiece’s Langston Hughes biography.

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