Blacks who influence the written word, novelist, poets, playwrights, etc.

Carrie Williams Clifford wrote for freedom

Carrie Williams Clifford

*The birth of Carrie Williams Clifford in 1862 is celebrated on this date. She was an Black writer, editor and activist.

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Fenton Johnson, a Chicago Poet

Fenton Johnson

*The birth of Fenton Johnson in 1888 is marked on this date. He was an African American poet and writer.

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Effie Newsome, an awsome childrens poet

*Effie Lee Newsome was born on this date in 1885. She was a African American writer and poet.

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Waring Cuney, poet of the Harlem Rennissance

Waring Cuney

*Waring Cuney was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American poet and composer.

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A man of many talents, Frank Horne

Frank Smith Horne

*Frank Horne was born on this date in 1899. He was an African American optometrist, administrator and poet.

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Author Harriet Wilson born

Harriet Wilson Monument

*Harriet Wilson was born on this date in1825. She was a Black slave and author.

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Thomas Dixon Jr., segregationist and author

Thomas Dixon Jr.

*The birth of Thomas Dixon is marked on this date in 1864. He was a White American novelist, segregationist and minister.

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Colored American Magazine is published

*May 19, 1900 celebrates the first publication of the Colored American Magazine (CAM). This was one of the first monthly magazines created for the national African American consumer.

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Susan King Taylor born

Susan King Taylor

*Susan King Taylor was born on this date in 1848. She was a Black writer.

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Pauline Hopkins was an excellent writer

Pauline Hopkins

*The birth of Pauline Hopkins in 1859 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black playwright, journalist, novelist, short story writer, biographer, and editor.

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins was the daughter of Northrup Hopkins and Sarah Allen. From Portland, Maine, she was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Her skill as a writer gained recognition in 1874, when, at the age of fifteen, she received first prize in a contest for her essay titled "Evils of Intemperance and Their Remedy."

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