20th Century African American Poetry
Resources for Professor Elizabeth Alexander's 20th Century African American Poetry class, fall 2014
The Book of American Negro Poetry, [c1922], edited by James Weldon Johnson
JWJ Zan J632 922b Copy 1 & Copy 2 -- Presentation copy to Carl Van Vechten; inscribed revisions by author.
Outline for the Study of the Poetry of American Negroes / by Sterling A. Brown; prepared to be used with The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson
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New Negro Poets, U.S.A. Edited by Langston Hughes; foreword by Gwendolyn Brooks.
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Anthology of Revolutionary Poetry.
JWJ Zan H874 Zz929A -- From the Library of Langston Hughes; Hughes’s annotated copy with draft poems
Langston Hughes, The Book of Negro Folklore.
JWJ Zan H874 958B copy 2 – Annotated by Hughes for Natt Hentoff, including comments about sources and censoring
Langston Hughes, Fine Clothes to the Jew
JWJ Zan h874 927fc -- Langston Hughes’ reading & performance copy
Gwendolyn Brooks, Street in Bronzeville
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James Weldon Johnson, God's Trombones with drawings by Aaron Douglas (pictured)
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Complete Photo Story of Till Murder Case: First and Only Complete Factual Photo Story of Till Case,
Memphis, TN: Wither's Photographers, 1955.
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From the Langston Hughes Papers: Notebooks and notes and photographs
JWJ MSS 26 Box 458; Box 512
Gwendolyn Brooks, Manuscript notes.
JWJ MSS MISC Group 5
Gwendolyn Brooks, Correspondence with Langston Hughes
JWJ MSS 26 Box 23
From the Richard Wright Papers, Drafts of Blue Black Blues
JWJ MSS 3 Box 84
From the James Weldon Johnson Paper, Drafts of God’s Trombones
JWJ MSS 49 Box 59
From the James Weldon Johnson Paper, Drafts of The Book of American Negro Poetry
JWJ MSS 49 Box 55
From the James Weldon Johnson Paper, Correspondence with Sterling Brown regarding The Book of American Negro Poetry
JWJ MSS 49 Box 4
Cave Canem Events Photographs
JWJ MSS 130 Box 25
Amiri Baraka, “Answers in Progress” (LeRoi Jones).
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Nikki Giovanni, “Beautiful Black men: (with compliments and apologies to all not mentioned by name).”
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