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Black American Poets and Poetry

A guide compiled for Black History Month 2022

Poets

Carrie Williams Clifford, 1862-1934.

Carrie Williams Clifford, 1862-1934.

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Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, 1869-1944.

Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, 1869-1944.

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Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr., 1861-1949.

Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr., 1861-1949.

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Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr., 1895-1919.

Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr., 1895-1919.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906.

Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906.

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Fenton Johnson, 1888-1958.

Fenton Johnson, 1888-1958.

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Alice Dunbar-Nelson, 1875-1935.

Alice Dunbar-Nelson, 1875-1935.

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Angelina Weld Grimké, 1880-1958.

Angelina Weld Grimké, 1880-1958.

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James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938.

James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938.

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Priscilla Jane Thompson, 1871-1942.

Priscilla Jane Thompson, 1871-1942.

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