Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 - March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Toomer was born Nathan Eugene Pinchback Toomer in Washington, D.C. of mixed racial and ethnic descent (Dutch, French, Native American, African-American, Welsh, German, Jewish). His parents were Nathan Toomer and Nina Pinchback. His maternal grandfather was Louisiana Governor P. B. S. Pinchback, the first African American to become Governor of a U.S. state. He spent his childhood attending both all-white and all-black segregated schools. In his early years, Toomer resisted racial classifications and wished to be identified only as an American after going to an all-black school in Washington D.C., then an all-white school in New Rochelle N.Y., then an all-black school in Washington D.C. again.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134918369
  • 9786134918367