Countee Cullen, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He won morCountee Cullen, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He won more major literary prizes than any other black writer during the 1920s. Read these other historical facts about poet, author & scholar Countee Cullen: 1. Born on.. The post 10 Facts…
Poet Countee Cullen March 28, 1925 Poet Countee Cullen wins Phi Beta Kappa honors at New York University. Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an African-American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name "Coun-tay," not "Coun-tee
Effie Lee Newsome (born Mary Effie Lee) was an important link between the Brownies’ Book (1920–1922) and works for children in the 1930s by such writers as Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. Under W. E. B. Du Bois's editorship of the Crisis, New-some was recruited to establish a regular column where she could delight children with nature poetry, nonsense verse, and parables about the unique experience of being young and African American in the racially biased 1920s.
Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life published by the National Urban League from 1923 to 1949. The first editor was Charles Johnson. In addition to essays on sociological issues, Opportunity had a strong emphasis on photography, art, & poetry. Early covers included artwork by Aaron Douglas, and writers included many figures from the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, & Zora Neale Hurston.