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Countee Porter (Countee Cullen)

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists, Poets


1903 - Born in Louisville, Kentuky on the 30th of May.


1922 - He went to New York University.


1923 - After publishing poetry in The Crisis, under W. E. B. Du Bois, and Opportunity, of the National Urban League.


1926 - Went to Harvard University to complete a master's degree.


1928 - He married Yolanda Du Bois, daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois, in a prominent celebration.


1930 - He was divorced by his wife after he told her that he was sexually attracted to men.


1946 - He died on the 9th of January in New York.


His works are as follows:


Color (1925, poetry)


Copper Sun (1927, poetry)


The Ballad of the Brown Girl (1928, poetry)


The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929, poetry)


One Way to Heaven (1932, novel)


The Medea and Some Poems (1935, poetry)




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