Vocabularyinglorious – 1. shameful; 2. not famous orhonoredmock – to ridicule or mimicaccursed – under a curseconstrained ...
Claude Mckay       b. Sept 15, 1889 in       Jamaica to peasant       farmers       Writer of several books of       poetr...
Wrote his first poem at 10In 1907 met Walter Jekyll who encouragedhim to write in his own dialect and set hispoems to musi...
In 1912 came to U.S. to study at Booker T.Washington’s Tuskegee Institute and wasshocked by the racism he encountered inSo...
1919 joined The Liberator as Co-ExecutiveEditor until 1922He published If We Must Die during “TheRed Summer”Joined the rad...
Worked for the communist Worker’s Dreadnought inLondonIn 1928 published his most famous novel Home toHarlem which won him ...
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  1. 1. Vocabularyinglorious – 1. shameful; 2. not famous orhonoredmock – to ridicule or mimicaccursed – under a curseconstrained – 1. forced; 2. stiff orunnatural
  2. 2. Claude Mckay b. Sept 15, 1889 in Jamaica to peasant farmers Writer of several books of poetry, fiction and essays Father had enough land that he could vote Had an early education from his older brother who was a school teacher
  3. 3. Wrote his first poem at 10In 1907 met Walter Jekyll who encouragedhim to write in his own dialect and set hispoems to musicPublished Songs of Jamaica in 1912, thefirst poetry book published in JamaicanPatois
  4. 4. In 1912 came to U.S. to study at Booker T.Washington’s Tuskegee Institute and wasshocked by the racism he encountered inSouth CarolinaWent on to Kansas State where he wasinspired by W.E.B. DuBois1914 came to New York and married hissweetheart Eulalie Lewars
  5. 5. 1919 joined The Liberator as Co-ExecutiveEditor until 1922He published If We Must Die during “TheRed Summer”Joined the radical African BlackBrotherhood for a short time1919 left for LondonWas a Communist and atheist
  6. 6. Worked for the communist Worker’s Dreadnought inLondonIn 1928 published his most famous novel Home toHarlem which won him the Harmon Gold for literatureIt drew sharp criticism from DuBois and other blackleaders because of its frank description of the nightlife inHarlemIn later life he became disillusioned with Communismand converted to CatholicismHe died in Chicago in 1944

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