The Book of American Negro Poetry: Chosen and Edited, with an Essay on the Negro's Creative Genius

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BOHANAN, OTTO LELAND. Born in Washington, D. C. Educated in the public schools in Washington. He is a graduate of Howard University, School of Liberal Arts, Washington, D. C, and did special work in English at the Catholic University in that city. At present he is engaged in the musical profession in New York.

BRAITHWAITE, WILLIAM STANLEY. Born in Boston, 1878. Mainly self-educated. A critic of poetry and the friend of poets. Author of Lyrics of Life, The House of Falling Leaves, The Poetic Year, The Story of the Great War, etc. Editor and compiler of The Book of Elizabethan Verse, The Book of Georgian Verse, The Book of Restoration Verse and a series of yearly anthologies of magazine verse. One of the literary editors of the Boston Transcript.

BRAWLEY, BENJAMIN. Born at Columbia, S. C, 1882. Educated at the Atlanta Baptist College, the University of Chicago and Harvard University. For two years he was professor of English at Howard University, Washington, D. C. Later he became dean of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. Author of A Short History of the American Negro, The Negro in Literature and Art, A Short History of the English Drama, A Social History of the American Negro, etc. Now living in Boston and engaged in research and writing.

CAMPBELL, JAMES EDWIN. Was born at Pomeroy, Ohio, in the early sixties. His early life was somewhat shrouded in mystery; he never referred to it even to his closest associates. He was educated in the public schools of his native city. Later he spent a while at Miami College. In the late eighties and early nineties he was engaged in newspaper work in Chicago. He wrote regularly on the various dailies of that city. He was also one of a group that issued the Four O’clock Magazine, a literary publication which flourished for several years. He died, perhaps, twenty years ago. He was the author of Echoes from The Cabin and Elsewhere, a volume of poems.

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  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Preface vii
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar 3
  • James Edwin Campbell 17
  • James D. Corrothers 27
  • Daniel Webster Davis 39
  • William H. a. Moore 43
  • W. E. Burghardt Du Bois 49
  • George Marion McClellan 55
  • William Stanley Braithwaite 59
  • George Reginald Margetson 69
  • James Weldon Johnson 73
  • John Wesley Holloway 93
  • Leslie Pinckney Hill 101
  • Edward Smyth Jones 107
  • Ray G. Dandridge 109
  • Fenton Johnson 117
  • R. Nathaniel Dett 125
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson 127
  • Claude McKay 133
  • Joseph S. Cotter, Jr 151
  • Roscoe C. Jamison 159
  • Jessie Fauset 161
  • Anne Spencer 167
  • Alex Rogers 175
  • Waverley Turner Carmichael 181
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson 183
  • Charles Bertram Johnson 185
  • Otto Leland Bohanan 189
  • Theodore Henry Shackelford 191
  • Lucian B. Watkins 193
  • Benjamin Brawley 197
  • Joshua Henry Jones, Jr 201
  • Appendix 203
  • Appendix 205
  • Biographical Index of Authors 209
  • Index of Titles 215
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