About the Author
Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was one of the outstanding black poets of the twentieth century, the author of three books of poetry as well as several novels, dramas, one-act plays, and a newspaper column. A Professor of English and Drama at Langston University, Lanston, Oklahoma from 1947 to 1965, Tolson's work won the Annual Poery Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1966.
About the Editor
Robert M. Farnsworth is Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has published numerous scholarly articles and poems and is co-editor of Richard Wright: Impressions and Perspectives.
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