Black Poetry Day Archives

October Awareness Month (Week 5)

November 4, 2021

#BlackPoetryDay (Part II) Last week, we encouraged everyone to celebrate #BlackPoetryDay during the month of October. Check out a book from the library or read to your children. Black poets include: Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Phillis Wheatley, W.E.B. DuBois and many many others, including… [Read More]

October Awareness Month (Week 4)

October 28, 2021

#BlackPoetryDay (Part I) October 17, 2021 Did you know #BlackPoetryDay is celebrated October 17? According to National Day Calendar, Black Poetry Day was established in 1985 honoring the birth of the first Black poet published in the U.S., Jupiter Hammon, who was born in Long Island, New York on October 17, 1711. Hammon is considered… [Read More]