Angelina Weld Grimké

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Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was an American journalist, teacher, playwright, and poet. She was one of the first Black American women to have a play (Rachel) publicly performed.

Grimké wrote essays, short stories and poems which were published in The Crisis, the newspaper of the NAACP, edited by W. E. B. Du Bois, and Opportunity. They were also collected in anthologies of the The New Negro an Interpretation, Caroling Dusk, and Negro Poets and Their Poems. Her more well-known poems include “The Eyes of My Regret,” “At April,” “Trees,” and “The Closing Door.” While living in Washington, DC, she was included among the figures of the Harlem Renaissance, as her work was published in its journals and she became connected to figures in its circle.

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