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  1. page James Baldwin II edited ... [The end] (Baldwin) James Baldwin, as stated earlier, brought a new view and a different styl…
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    [The end] (Baldwin)
    James Baldwin, as stated earlier, brought a new view and a different style of writing to the table as he wrote using symbolism about African Americans and more. His short story, Kingdoms, may not have been about African American rights, but if the reader keeps an open mind, then the words can mean anything. Much of Baldwin's writing had to do with civil rights of African Americans, so Kingdomscould be interpreted in that way. It is through James's imagery and symbolism in this poem that influenced African Americans and anyone who reads this short story/poem ("American Writers: James Baldwin").
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    who is nicekind and cares
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    seems like nicekind man when
    Now compare this poem to the Harlem Renaissance or to the life of an African American during the times that they were discriminated against. Baldwin uses symbolism when the king says, "Tell me, my little folks, to what kingdom do I belong?" (23). A little child answers, "I think to the kingdom of heaven," in line 26. This could symbolize unity throughout all nations. Every person is different in their own way, whether it be race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or whatever one person may be, they're still people and should be treated equally. Baldwin might use the innocence of a child to show how "childish" discrimination against the African Americans was and he showed that every body is equal by saying, "to the kingdom of heaven" (26).
    Baldwin's political stance on civil rights for African American's was, "blacks should work for equality peacefully..." ("American Writers: James Baldwin"). His step-father died the same day that the Harlem Riots started to break out, causing a large amount mixed emotions and confusion. James decided to drop the odd jobs and begin writing, not just for fun, but to output the ideas and views he had about civil rights and the perspectives of the African Americans. After time, James Baldwin became a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance Movement and in the Civil Rights Movement. He was born in 1924, and grew up right in the early stages of the Harlem Renaissance. He was taught by Countee Cullen, who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance as well. The impact that James Baldwin has left behind has changed the views of African Americans and the greatly affected the way literature is written today.
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  2. page Waring Cuney edited ... performing, the time that singer Nina Simone began, recording the poem (as "Images")…
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    performing, the time that singer Nina Simone began, recording the poem (as "Images") in the 1960s, poets, and including Maya Angelou. "William Waring Cuney: Biography from Answers.com." Answers.com: Wiki Q&A combined with free online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedias. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2012. <http://www.answers.com/topic/william-waring-cuney>.
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  3. page James Weldon Johnson edited ... Biography: James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida. His mother…
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    Biography: James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida. His mother taught him music and things about life. He graduated in 1894 at Atlanta University and later went to Colombia University. After he graduated, he became the principal of the Jacksonville school where his mother was a teacher at and used to teach him. He was the principal there until 1906. In 1897, while still being the principal, he became the first African American in the Duval county to pass the bar exam of Florida. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him the United States consul in Venezuela. in the next few years, he became the consul of Nicaragua.
    While teaching at the Fisk University, the began to write his novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, which was first published anonymously. Since it was not well known, he reissued it with his name. He then wrote his poem Fifty Years and Other Poems which was published in the New York Times. In 1916, he was offered a place in the NAACP as the post of field secretary. Later on, he proved himself as an executive organizer and was called as th executive secretary of the NAACP.
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    Poetry Analysis:
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  4. page Georgia Douglas Johnson I edited By Zoe Vordos "Georgia Douglass Johnson was a musician, playwright, fiction writer, mother,…
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    "Georgia Douglass Johnson was a musician, playwright, fiction writer, mother, wife, friend, mentor,
    intellectual and gracious host, and one would begin to approach more of who she was a creative woman
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  5. page Sterling A. Brown edited Sterling A. Brown: A Man Who Stuck Through The Tough Times Hari Demirev {http://farm5.staticflic…
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    Sterling A. Brown was born on May 1, 1901 in Washington D.C. (Poets.org). His father was a former slave, but his mother was an educated woman who had graduated from Fisk University and Oberlin College (Resiwig). He went to Williams College and graduated in 1922, continuing his studies at Harvard University. While he was at these universities he explored jazz and blues music, which at the time were considered to be illegitimate and were mostly scorned by society. In 1923 he graduated from Harvard University with a master’s in English (Tidwell). Brown first taught at Virginia Seminary and College in 1923, after he graduated from college. He stayed at this job for three years, and during this time he met his future wife and caretaker of his two adopted children, Daisy Turnbull. After this job, Brown taught at Lincoln University for two years and then settled at Howard University for forty years. During this time, he took a break to work on his doctorate at Harvard (Resiwig). During these several teaching jobs, Brown taught African American literature and folklore (This Date in Black History - May 1).
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