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Melvin B. Tolson Biography and Poems

Melvin B. Tolson Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Melvin B. Tolson, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Tolson, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898 – August 29, 1966) was an American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician. His work concentrated on the experience of African Americans and includes several long historical poems. His work was influenced by his study of the Harlem Renaissance, although he spent nearly all of his career in Texas and Oklahoma .

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