African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

African American Poetry: a Digital Anthology (1870-1926)

This digital anthology is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and researchers interested in African American poetry, published roughly in the historical period from 1870 to 1926. The aspiration is to provide access to a comprehensive collection of Black poetry from this crucial period, with contextual information and curated mini-collections for teachers and students. 

All materials on this site are in the public domain. I have brought together material from digital editions in two other digital projects I have edited, "Claude McKay's Early Poetry," and "Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance," and also taken advantage of new materials entering the public domain, including Langston Hughes' The Weary Blues (1926), and Countee Cullen's Color (1925). Other materials intended for inclusion in this project include the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, and William Stanley Braithwaite.

Accessibility: all poems on this site can be downloaded from a publicly-accessible Google Drive folder here.

Students contributing to this project include: Hannah Provost, Amira Shokr, and Joanna Grim. 

--Amardeep Singh, Lehigh University. January 2022


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