|Benjamin. Banneker was born in Maryland in 1731. His father had been born in |
Africa; his mother, an indentured servant, purchased her husband's freedom after
their marriage. Banneker's schooling at an integrated private school outside ...
|Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry.|
Jerry Washington Ward - 1997 - Snippet view
|An anthology of African-American poetry represents 250 years of the black experience and includes works by such figures as Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Rita Dove, and Colleen McElroy. Original.|