Jean Toomer

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Birthday
26, 1894
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Mar 30, 1967 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1894
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Mar 30, 1967 (72)

About

An American novelist and poet, he was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He is most famous for Cane, a series of vignettes about the lives of African-Americans.

Before Fame

He attended six colleges and studied agriculture, fitness, biology, sociology, and history; however, he never received a degree.

Trivia

He taught at an African-American school in Sparta, Georgia during the 1920s.

Family Life

He married Marjorie Content, his second wife, in 1934.

Associated With

His first novel, Cane, was heavily influenced by the work of Sherwood Anderson.