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Anthology of Negro Poets in the U.S.A. - 200 Years

Anthology of Negro Poets in the U.S.A. - 200 Years

Anthology of Negro Poets in the U.S.A. is the aural complement to “The Poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949,” edited by Langston Hughes along with Arna Bontemps - who reads the selections heard on this album. This collection characterizes the rich history of poetry in the African American community, including slaves such as Phyllis Wheatley who “won” their freedom with this skill and whose poem “His Excellency General Washington” may be heard here.

Track Listing

101
Terry, Lucy: Bars Fight Arna Bontemps 1:37
102
Dunbar, Paul Laurence: Dawn Arna Bontemps 0:27
103
Dunbar, Paul Laurence: Little Brown Baby Arna Bontemps 2:18
104
Dunbar, Paul Laurence: Compensation Arna Bontemps 0:40
105
Grimke, Angelina Weld: The Black Finger Arna Bontemps 0:46
106
Toomer, Jean: Song of the Sun Arna Bontemps 2:03
107
Johnson, James Weldon: The Creation Arna Bontemps 4:39
108
Johnson, Georgia Douglas: My Little Dreams Arna Bontemps 0:34
109
Johnson, Fenton: The Banjo Player Arna Bontemps 0:55
110
Horne, Frank: To James Arna Bontemps 1:32
111
Brown, Sterling A: Sister Lou Arna Bontemps 2:00
112
Hughes, Langston: Havana Dreams Arna Bontemps 0:41
113
Hughes, Langston: Song for a Dark Girl Arna Bontemps 0:43
114
Cullen, Countie: For a Poet Arna Bontemps 0:44
115
Cullen, Countie: For a Lady I Know Arna Bontemps 0:25
116
Cullen, Countie: Saturday's Child Arna Bontemps 1:22
117
Cullen, Countie: Youth Sings a Song of Rosebuds Arna Bontemps 1:04
201
Cullen, Countie: From the Dark Tower Arna Bontemps 1:08
202
Cullen, Countie: Yet Do I Marvel Arna Bontemps 1:08
203
Hayes, Donald Jeffrey: Poet Arna Bontemps 0:41
204
Cuney, Waring: No Images Arna Bontemps 0:38
205
Johnson, Helene: The Road Arna Bontemps 0:49
206
Hayden, Robert E.: Frederick Douglass Arna Bontemps 1:20
207
Bontemps, Arna: A Black Man Talks of Rivers Arna Bontemps 1:08
208
Bontemps, Arna: Miracles Arna Bontemps 0:41
209
Bontemps, Arna: Nocturne at Bethesda Arna Bontemps 3:35
210
Bontemps, Arna: Southern Mansion Arna Bontemps 1:00
211
Bontemps, Arna: A Note of Humility Arna Bontemps 1:03
212
Bontemps, Arna: The Daybreakers Arna Bontemps 0:28
213
Bontemps, Arna: The Return Arna Bontemps 3:13
214
Wheatley, Phyllis: His Excellency General Washington Arna Bontemps 2:59
215
McKay, Claude: Flame-Heart Arna Bontemps 2:13

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