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"A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it." -- Anne Spencer
Annie Bethel Spencer (better known as Anne Spencer) (February 6, 1882, Henry County, Virginia — July 12, 1975, Lynchburg, Virginia) was an American Black poet and active participant in the New Negro Movement and Harlem Renaissance period.
Anne was the first Virginian and first African-American to have her poetry included in the Norton Anthology of American Poetry. Also an activist for equality and educational opportunities for all, she hosted such dignitaries as Langston Hughes, Marian Anderson, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Weldon Johnson, and W. E. B. Du Bois.
Noted theologian Dr. Howard Thurman named his younger daughter, Anne Spencer Thurman after her.
Total Books: 27
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