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BKLYN BookMatch: 1899 African American Literature and Music

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The conjure woman

by Charles W. Chesnutt. |

The Conjure Woman (1899) by Charles Chesnutt

Majors and minors;

by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. |

Paul Lawrence Dunbar poem Sympathy (1899), final stanza “I know why the caged bird sings” inspired the famous title author Maya Angelou’s autobiography

The Negro as capitalist;

by Abram L. Harris. |

May Miller (born 1899), prominent poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Duke Ellington

Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney. |

Duke Ellington (born 1899)

The joy of Joplin

Marcus Roberts. |

Maple Leaf Rag, by Scott Joplin was published in 1899 (most popular song of the era)

The ragtime songbook

compiled and edited, with historical notes concerning the songs and the times, by Ann Charters. |

Maple Leaf Rag, by Scott Joplin was published in 1899 (most popular song of the era)