Claude McKay

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Birthday
15, 1889
Death Date
May 22, 1948 (58)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1889
Death Date
May 22, 1948 (58)

About

Jamaican-American poet and author associated with the Harlem Renaissance and known for such novels as Home to Harlem, Banana Bottom, and Banjo. His poetry collections include Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads.

Before Fame

He left his native Jamaica in 1912 to attend the Tuskegee Institute. He later transferred to Kansas State University.

Trivia

He was active in communist circles during the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Family Life

He was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. He married his longtime love, Eulalie Lewars, in 1914.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of W.E.B Dubois.