Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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Famous quotes by countee cullen:

    Quaint, outlandish heathen gods
    Black men fashion out of rods,
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    We shall not always plant while others reap
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    I cut my teeth as the black raccoon—
    For implements of battle.
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    At first I said, ‘I will not bear
    His cross upon my back;
    He only seeks to place it there
    Because my skin is black.’
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    Not yet has my heart or head
    In the least way realized
    They and I are civilized.
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)