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Poetry Reading by Sterling Brown

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Brown, Sterling A. 1901-1989
Wheatley, Phillis 1753-1784
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906
McKay, Claude 1890-1948
Walker, Margaret 1915-1998
Kinard, John 1936-1989
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Poetry
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1970
Circa 1970s
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Professor, poet, and literary critic Dr. Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) was born and raised in the Washington, D.C area. He grew up on a farm in Howard County, Maryland; and attended Waterford Oaks Elementary, Dunbar High School, Williams College in Massachusetts, and Harvard University. He married Daisy Turnbull in 1927. Brown taught at Howard University, Fisk University, Vassar College, New York University, Atlanta University, Yale University, and Virginia Theological Seminary and College in Lynchburg, Virginia. His studies and poetry focused on black history and culture of the Southern United States.
Summary:
Dr. Sterling Brown reads poems which illustrate certain things he believes should be said about the poetry of American negroes. He speaks about spirituals and African American poets, including Phillis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, and Margaret Walker; and reads their poems. John Kinard provides introduction.
Poetry reading. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Cite as:
Sterling Brown, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
African American poets
Poets
Poetry
Spirituals (Songs)
Local number:
ACMA AV003525
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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