Author:Claude McKay

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Claude McKay

Jamaican writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance

Claude McKay




Individual poems[edit]

"The Lynching"
"If We Must Die"
"To the White Fiends"
"The Harlem Dancer"
"Harlem Shadows"
"After the Winter"
"Spring in New Hampshire"
"The Tired Worker"
"The Barrier"
"To O. E. A."


  • Home to Harlem (1928)
  • Banjo (1929)
  • Banana Bottom (1933)
  • Gingertown (1932)

Non Fiction[edit]


Workers' Dreadnought
The Liberator


  • A Long Way from Home (1937)
  • Harlem: Negro Metropolis (1940)
  • My Green Hills of Jamaica (1946)

Works about McKay[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1948, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.