#8962 Overall Influence

Countee Cullen

American writer


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Countee Cullen was an American poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright, particularly well known during the Harlem Renaissance.Early life Childhood Countee LeRoy Porter was born on May 30, 1903, to Elizabeth Thomas Lucas. Due to a lack of records of his early childhood, historians have had difficulty identifying his birthplace. Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, and Louisville, Kentucky have been cited as possibilities. Although Cullen claimed to be born in New York City, he also frequently referred to Louisville, Kentucky as his birthplace on legal applications. Cullen was brought to Harlem at age nine by Amanda Porter, believed to be his paternal grandmother, who cared for him until her death in 1917.

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Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

New York University

Private research university in New York City

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#1099 World Rank