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African American Poems

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat

Wonderful Smiles from Maya Angelou so timeless People with passion.


Ghosts in Our Blood: With Malcolm X in Africa, England, and the Caribbean by Jan R. Carew. $4.69. Publication: October 1994. Publisher: Lawrence Hill & Co; Lst Ed edition (October 1994). Author: Jan R. Carew

Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

from PBS NewsHour Extra

Black History Month resources for the classroom

Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.

from Black Liberation Love of N Unity

Una Maud Victoria Marson (1905-1965)

Una Marson (1905-1965) was a pioneer Jamaican feminist, poet, playwright and social activist. A black Jamaican woman, from the middle class and of strict Baptist upbringing, Marson emigrated to work in London in 1932, producing plays, poems and programs for the BBC during World War II. She was the epitome of a black political artist.


Cherokee Indians and African Americans | afro, native americans and Black Indians


Digging the Beach | Karen Devaney | Blog Post | Red Room A humorous reflection of a day on the beach. If you have your own digging tales--would love to hear them!

A portrait of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize 1950. We real cool - documentary