January 21, 2020
African American / Black History Poems / Poets you may not have heard of pt . 8 Internet vol – 8
Countee Cullen was born in New York . History records that he was reared by a Methodist Minister who gave him the name Cullen , While still in high school History notes that his ability to write Black History Poems / Poems was recognized and encouraged . History records that after completing High school Cullen entered the under graduate division of New York .
There he distinguished himself by winning the Witter Bynner poetry prize for undergraduates in American colleges . In 1925 Cullen entered Harvard and received a master of arts degree . In that same year at the age of 21 Cullen published his first book of poems , titled Color . Color won the Harmond Award for high achievement in literature which only help to build on his nationally acclaimed status .
Along with Color , Cullen Published other collections of Black History Poems under the titles Copper Sun ( 1927 ) The Black Christ ( 1927 ) , The Ballad of the Brown Girl and other Poems in ( 1929 ) . To add to his list of talents Cullen edited an anthology of poems called Caroling Dusk . Not much was recorded for a few years until a public knowledge record made reference to a novel , title One Way to Heaven ( 1932 ) .
History notes that During the Negro ” Renaissance , ” ( Dated ) . Cullen was able to adapt his style to a protest motif . This was evident in his long poems against the shameful acts of lynching during that time titled ” Black Majesty ” and Black Christ .
SoulTic Magazine salutes this great Black History Poet for his contributions in literature likewise his efforts to uplift the human race by way of his Black History Poems .