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Famous Black Poets

Girls Emerging into Maturity:Express Yourself
She wrote hit poetry like: Phenomenal Woman and I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings.
He was an African American writer whose poems, columns, novels and plays made him a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
Early civil rights activist, a leader of the NAACP, and a leading figure in the creation and development of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which would later become the official anthem of NAACP
American poet whose works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks. She was the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize (1950), and in 1968 she was named the poet laureate of Illinois.
Famous Male poet from Dayton, Ohio. His home is now a museum in the historic district. "A Negro Love Song"
He was New York Native Born in 1924. Known as an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer with works like The Fire Next Time & Another Country.
The first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America.