There is a wide variety of settings for these stories by Langston Hughes, and each deals with interactions between black and white people in the early 20th century.
- "Cora Unashamed" takes place in a small town in Iowa.
- "Slave on the Block" is set in Greenwich Village in New York City.
- "Home" is about a man returning to the southern US from Europe.
- The man writing the letter in "Passing" mentions that he lives in Chicago and that he'd like to leave for New York or San Francisco.
- "A Good Job Done" is...
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