Smithsonian Folkways FW-09792-CCD Anthology of Negro Poets in the U.S.A- 200 Years

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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. We are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. We believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout […]

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. We are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. We believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout the world. Through the dissemination of audio recordings and educational materials we seek to strengthen people’s engagement with their own cultural heritage and to enhance their awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of others. 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. Year of Recording 1955. Record Label Folkways Records. Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Credits Artist Arna Wendell Bontemps. 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

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