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Sterling A. Brown

(1901—1989)


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(1901–1989),

born in Washington, D.C., educated at Williams College and Harvard and long a professor at Howard University, is known for poetry celebrating his black people through the use of folk themes and dialect. These were first published in Southern Road (1932) and gathered in Collected Poems (1980). He has also written books about black poetry, fiction, and drama.

Subjects: Literature.


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