Countee Cullen (May 30, 1902 - January 9, 1946) was a leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Raised by Rev. Frederick Cullen, pastor of Harlem's Salem Methodist Episcopal Church and local NAACP President, he excelled in school and earned a Master's Degree from Harvard. In 1928 Cullen was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to write poetry in France, and he married Nina Yolande DuBois, the daughter of W. E. B. DuBois. #TodayInBlackHistory
James Van Der Zee -- was an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Aside from the artistic merits of his work, Van Der Zee produced the most comprehensive documentation of the period. Among his most famous subjects during this time were Marcus Garvey, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Countee Cullen.
Alain Leroy Locke became the first African American Rhodes Scholar after graduating from Harvard University in 1907. He was also very influential and helpful during the Harlem Renaissance. Dr. Locke was very close to Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, and Rudolph Fisher.
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
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.
Harlem's Wedding of the Century: Harlem had a sort of Royal Wedding during the Renaissance years when famous poet Countee Cullen married the daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois in 1928 at the Salem Methodist Church.