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Full Name: Claude McKay
Biography:
(1890-1948) Poet, novelist. Claude McKay is seen as the most important poet of the Harlem Renaissance, in that he received great national and international praise and recognition. Born in Jamaica, he lived off and on in Harlem for many years. He wrote the first best seller by an African-American. McKay was also on the editorial staff of Max Eastman's newspaper the "Liberator."
Author's Timeline:
1890 (Unknown) County
Festus Claudius McKay (Claude McKay) was born in Jamaica, British West Indies, in 1890. 
1948 (Unknown) County
Claude McKay died in Chicago, Illinois, in 1948. 
1922 (Unknown) County
Harlem Shadows
(Pub: Harcourt. ISBN: )
Poetry. 
1920 (Unknown) County
Spring In New Hampshire
(Pub: Grant Richards. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1927 (Unknown) County
Home To Harlem
(Pub: Harper. ISBN: )
Novel. 
1921 (Unknown) County
Claude McKay was on the editorial staff of Max Eastman's newspaper the "Liberator."  
1912 (Unknown) County
Constab Ballads
(Pub: Watts. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1948 Queens County
Claude McKay is interred in the Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, New York. 
1912 (Unknown) County
Songs of Jamaica
(Pub: Aston W. Gardner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1914 (Unknown) County
Claude McKay moved to New York City in 1914. 
1923 (Unknown) County
The Negroes in America
Essays. 
1929 (Unknown) County
Banjo
(Pub: Harper. ISBN: )
Novel. 
1932 (Unknown) County
Gingertown
(Pub: Harper. ISBN: )
Short stories. 
1933 (Unknown) County
Banana Bottom
(Pub: Harper. ISBN: )
Novel. 
1937 (Unknown) County
A Long Way from Home
(Pub: Lee Furman. ISBN: )
Autobiography. 
? New York County
Calude McKay lived in Manhattan, New York. 

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