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Emancipation by Priscilla Jane ThompsonPriscilla Jane Thompson was born in 1871 in Rossmoyne, Ohio. A poet and lecturer, she taught at Sunday school at Zion Baptist Church and self-published two books of poetry, Ethiope Lays (1900) and Gleanings of Quiet Hours (1907). Her work inspired the Harlem Renaissance. She died on May 4, 1942.
My People by Langston HughesA poet, novelist, fiction writer, and playwright, Langston Hughes is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties and was important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance.
Another Strange Land: Downpour off Cape Hatteras (March, 1864) by Aaron ColemanAaron Coleman is the author of Threat Come Close (Four Way Books, 2018), winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and St. Trigger (Button Poetry, 2016), winner of the Button Chapbook Prize. Coleman is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
We are Marching by Carrie Law Morgan FiggsCarrie Law Morgan Figgs was born in 1878. A teacher, community leader, playwright, and poet, Figgs was the author of Poetic Pearls (Edward Waters College Press, 1920) and Nuggets of Gold (Jaxon Printing Company, 1921), as well as several plays. She died in 1968.