Dr. Bob Dinsdale, a soon-to-be-retired ENT physician at LMH, is a long-time Lawrence resident with a decades-long passion for history, especially the stories of the people and events that have shaped our town. His walking tours around the community provide insight into little-known facts and trivia about Lawrence and the people who preceded us.
Dinsdale shared the stories of Charles Langston and John Lewis Waller, contemporaries in Lawrence during the late 1800s. Well-educated and politically active, together they helped to shape the community. Eventually their grandsons Langston Hughes and Andy Razaf met in New York City where together they fostered the arts and political activism that helped create the culture of the Harlem Renaissance.