Mrs. Gloria LangstonCause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Shawanda and I send our sympathies to the Langston family on the demise of their matriarch, Mrs. Gloria Langston, with heavy hearts. Gloria has spent more than 50 years working to enhance Rochester’s Black community.
According to cityofrochester.gov, as a Black history researcher, storyteller, and owner and co-founder of WDKX-FM radio, Rochester’s first and only Black-owned radio station, she was a pioneer on the Rochester scene. Mrs. Langston was a strong advocate for healthcare, children’s education, and the development of future leaders, and she served as a model of community involvement and great leadership.
Gloria was also a lifelong learner, gifted orator, and gifted teacher, as evidenced by her informative radio show “People to People,” her literacy volunteerism, Toastmasters International awards, sponsorship of the WDKX Minority Internship Program, and the establishment of the Andrew Langston Center for Educational Excellence.
Today, as we remember Gloria’s life, we’re reminded of the cultural enrichment that WDKX has provided to our town and region—a desire shared by Gloria and Andrew Langston. The Langston and WDKX families are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Langston’s life work, fine voice, passion, and elegance will be remembered in the Rochester community for all time.