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Claude McKay

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Claude McKay's Biography

Claude McKay (September 15, 1889– May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican-American writer and poet. He was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance and wrote three novels: Home to Harlem (1928), a best-seller which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo (1929), and Banana Bottom (1933). McKay also authored a collection of short stories, Gingertown (1932), and two autobiographical books, A Long Way from Home (1937) and Harlem: Negro Metropolis (1940). His book of poetry, Harlem Shadows (1922) was among the first books published during the Harlem Renaissance. His book of collected poems, Selected Poems (1953), was published posthumously.

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  • Special assignment: George Jackson funeral

      News Source: SF Bay View | 3 days ago
    July 27, 2014 by Billy X Jennings This is the front page of The Black Panther newspaper that came out Aug. 28, 1971, the day of George Jackson's funeral, alerting mourners to attend; 8,000 came. I was working at Central Headquarters of the Black
  • ‘The Black Arts Movement and Its Influences' conference hits UC Merced Feb. ...

      News Source: San Francisco Bay View | 5 months ago
    Popular Tags Archives Feeds February 20, 2014 by The People's Minister of Information JR Valrey On Feb. 28-March 2 at UC Merced, The Black Arts Movement and Its Influences conference will be going down with a host of legendary Black artists who have
  • JOHNSON SURVEY: A kick to stomach of rural primary kids

      News Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner | 5 months ago
    It was publicised that Jamaica's elite performers were from private schools where exorbitant fees are charged...It describes a false state of affairs from which only the wealthy will derive comfort. The critical message sent was that in Jamaica,

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  • WHAT LANGSTON HEARD (2) | John-Michael Albert

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    I have also chosen to exempt three other famous poets from the era, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and Claude McKay. When these famous men went to a poetry reading, who did they hear? I have invited contemporary poets to ...
  • Hughes' Freeing Forms | Modern Poetry ∫ The MOD Blog

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    While both Claude McKay and Langston Hughes celebrate black culture and how they each identify with this population, Hughes' tone suggests a greater sense of comfort with his heritage. Ramazani notes, “Hughes took as his primary muses ...
  • pancocojams: "Freedom Road" poem by Langston Hughes as sung ....

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    Unlike other notable black poets of the period—Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, and Countee Cullen—Hughes refused to differentiate between his personal experience and the common experience of black America. He wanted to tell the stories ...

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