This date marks the birthday of Claude McKay in 1890. He was an African-American writer, born in Jamaica.
McKay was one of the prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance in black literature of the 1920s, he was known for his poems and novels of black life, first in Jamaica and later in the United States.
[ from the African American Registry's profile of Claude McKay ]
Posted by ronn at September 15, 2003 03:39 PM