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newyorker: “ A look back at Maya Angelou’s life, on what would have been her birthday. ““There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you,” Maya Angelou wrote, in her memoir “I.

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100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper She was an author, poet and abolitionist. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel (Iola Leroy) at

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Today in history: October 1934 - Amiri Baraka born. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Baraka was a renowned African-American poet, playwright and political activist from Newark, New Jersey. Black History People, Women In History, Black People, Art History, Canadian History, American History, Amiri Baraka, National Book Festival, Portraits
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On The Books: Poet Amiri Baraka Dies; National Book Festival Moved

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Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011, He was the son of a Jamaican father and an African American mother. Gil is an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time…

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper~An Unsung Heroine She helped slaves escape through the Underground Railroad and wrote frequently for anti-slavery newspapers, earning her a reputation as the mother of.

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper~An Unsung Heroine She helped slaves escape through the Underground Railroad and wrote frequently for anti-slavery newspapers, earning her a reputation as the mother of...

Jupiter Hammon was a Black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. A devout Christian, Hammon is considered one of the founders of Black American literature.

Jupiter Hammon - Jupiter Hammon Biography - Poem Hunter

Jupiter Hammon's biography and life story. Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a Black poet who became the first African-American published writer in America when a poem appeared in print in 1760.

This website shares that pioneering African-American writer Richard Wright is best known for the classic texts "Black Boy" and "Native Son.

Richard Wright

Pioneering African American writer Richard Wright is best known for the classic texts 'Black Boy' and 'Native Son.'

Helen Johnson, a poet of the Harlem Renaissance Date: Sat, Helen (Helene) Johnson was born on this date in She was an Black American poet during the Harlem Renaissance.

Phillis Wheatley was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America. African American Poets, African American Literature, American Art, African Americans, American Story, American Women, Native Americans, Goldscheider, Phillis Wheatley
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"The Book of American Negro Poetry" edited by Harlem Renaissance great James Weldon Johnson. Black History Books, Black History Facts, Black Books, African Literature, African American Literature, American History, American Women, Native American, I Love Books
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Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander (July 1915 – November was an African-American poet and writer. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she wrote as Margaret Walker. One of her best-known poems is For My People.

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet and teacher. She was the first black person to win a Pulitzer prize when she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 for her second collection, Annie Allen. I look into her Poem We Real Cool

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Weekly Women in History Pictures: A African American Poet & Playwright Ntozake Shange, 1977

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Paul Laurence Dunbar, (U. Lyrics of Lowly Life. Commemorated with the Paul Laurence Dunbar, American Poet stamp issued May 1975 in Dayton, Ohio.

Paul Laurence Dunbar: African American Writer

Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896