Harlem’s Legendary Poet, Author, And Scholar Countee Cullen 1903 – 1946

Countee Cullen (pronounced “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”), May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar. Continue Reading →

Countee Cullen, Harlem, New York 1903 – 1946

Counteecullen1Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”.)

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George Wilson Becton The “Dancing Evangelist” Of Harlem 1925-1933

harlems george wilon becton1George Wilson Becton was born in Clarksville, Texas, and died in 1933. He was also known as The “dancing evangelist” of Harlem was considered the “first of the colorful cult leaders in Harlem” in the 1930’s. Continue Reading →

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