Gwendolyn B. Bennett



Gwendolyn Bennett was a noted Harlem Renaissance figure who was a poet, journalist and visual artist. This person has born on July 08,1902 in Giddings, Texas to Mayme Frank (Abernathy) and Joshua Robin Bennett. She died in Pennsylvania on May 30, 1981. She found success as a poet, fiction writer and journalist during the Harlem Renaissance with publication like "The Contribution" , "New Negro" ,and her artwork gracing the covers of The Crisis and Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life. She published the short stories and "Wedding Day" and "Tokens" in the mid-1920's and penned "The Ebony flute" art column for Opportunity. She was a skilled painter, her paintings represent the lives of the Afro-American people.

My Opinion

She associated with the Afro-American artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. The world wouldn't be different if this person was not ever born. LMAO

This person inspired me to inspire other people and encourage them to do what they want to do and stand up for what they believe in.


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