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Black American Poets and Poetry

A guide compiled for Black History Month 2022

Individual poems

Several Black American poets of this era are as yet known for individual poems only.

Poets

Phillis Wheatley, 1753-1784.

Phillis Wheatley, 1753-1784.

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George Moses Horton, c. 1798-c. 1883.

George Moses Horton, c. 1798-c. 1883.

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Ann Plato, c. 1824-unknown.

Ann Plato, c. 1824-unknown.

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James M. Whitfield, 1822-71.

James M. Whitfield, 1822-71.

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James Madison Bell, 1826-1902.

James Madison Bell, 1826-1902.

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Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911.

Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911.

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