Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Cushite :

or, the children of Ham, (the Negro race) as seen by the ancient historians and poets : a paper

by Perry, Rufus L. (Rufus Lewis), 1833 or 4-1895

He was born a slave, the son of Lewis Perry, in Smith County, Tennessee. When he was 7 years old, his father escaped to Canada. He too escaped and later entered Kalamazoo University, where he was graduated in 1861. He was ordained the same year as pastor of the Second Baptist Chirch in Ann Arbor. In later years he served as a school superintendent, as well as editor of several newspapers. He died June 19, 1895.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Cecile Emeke is on a roll.
If you haven't watched these episodes then do it now and be sure to follow this rising star.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Paul Laurence Dunbar - a Biography

Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first African American poets to achieve international acclaim. Born in 1872, the Dayton, Ohio native was also a prolific author of short stories, novels, librettos, essays and articles. Dunbar became a major inspiration for Harlem Renaissance authors like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.

Negro folk rhymes (1922)

Negro folk rhymes : wise and otherwise
by Talley, Thomas Washington

Published 1922
Topics Folk poetry, American -- African American authors, African Americans, African Americans, Folk songs, English -- United States, Songs
 Several formats available on Internet Archive