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
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (African American History) by David Levering Lewis: Gathering a representative sampling of the New Negro Movement's most important figures, and providing substantial introductory essays, headnotes, and brief biographical notes, Lewis' volume—organized chronologically—includes the poetry and prose of Sterling Brown, Countee Cullen, W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon...
Countee Cullen was born on May 30, 1903 in Louisville, Kentucky. At 15 was adopted by Rev. F.A. Cullen, minister of a large Harlem congregation. Cullen won a citywide poetry contest as a schoolboy, and the Witter Bynner Poetry Prize at NYU. In 1928, he married the daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois. Among Cullen's works are Black Christ, Copper Sun, and The Ballad of the Brown Girl. He died in 1946.
African American Poetry. Co-editors Arnold Rampersad and Marcellus Blount--both towering figures in literary criticism--have put together an impressive anthology that will open up a world of wonderful word images for children. The classic poems come from some of the most influential and celebrated African-American writers in history, including Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Lucille Clifton, and James Baldwin. $14.95
Introduce your students to a wonderful part of American history-the birth of African American literature with the Harlem Renaissance! This curriculum unit will take at least two weeks and consists of six Power Points and twelve handouts. Included are lessons on the following Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Lorraine Hansberry.