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Poems by African Americans
Celebrate and explore the rich tradition of African American poetry through essays on literary milestones, intersections of music, poetry and art, and profiles and poems of historical and contemporary poets... More>>

African-American literature


African-American oral culture is rich in poetry, including spirituals, gospel music, blues, and rap. This oral poetry also appears in the African-American tradition of  ...

Black History Month | Academy of American Poets


To celebrate Black History Month in February—and the rich tradition of African American poetry all year long—read essays on literary milestones, important ...

African American Poets | Famous Black Poets - Poetry Soup


African American Poets and their poems. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous African American (Black) poets. Here are the best and most popular  ...

By Femi Lewis , About.com GuideFebruary 1, 2013 When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926, his mission was simple: he wanted to honor the efforts of men such as Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, who both worked to emancipate African-Americans. ... More »
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Famous African American writers, famous black poems, famous black poets, famous black poetry, famous African American authors, Welcome to Mr. Africa ...

Black History Month : The Poetry Foundation


Poems to Celebrate Black History Month. Poems that explore the African- American experience. Afaa Michael Weaver American Income Afaa Michael Weaver.

African American Poetry, 1760-1900 - ProQuest


African American Poetry contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a comprehensive survey ...

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15 Black Women Poets Everyone Should Know - For Harriet


Apr 28, 2014 ... In addition, she has published five books of poems: The Venus Hottentot ... She is currently chair of the African American Studies Department at ...

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African American Poets and Poetry - Famous Black Poets


Here you will find African American poets such as Rita Dove, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes and other Famous and  ...