2018 Women’s History Month | Gwendolyn Bennett’s Wisdom for the Ages

Gwendolyn Bennett

Gwendolyn Bennett Image Courtesy of the Public Domain

Brushes and paints are all I have To speak the music in my soul… ―Gwendolyn Bennett

Born: July 8, 1902, Giddings, TX
Died: May 30, 1981, West Reading, PA
Nationality: African American
Period: Harlem Renaissance
Education: Pratt Institute, Columbia University
Gwendolyn B. Bennett was an African-American writer who contributed to Opportunity, which chronicled cultural advancements in Harlem. Though often overlooked, she herself made considerable accomplishments in poetry and prose. She is perhaps best known for her short story Wedding Day, which was published in the first issue of Fire!!.




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