BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|Born||Festus Claudius McKay|
September 15, 1889
|Died||May 22, 1948 (aged 58)|
|Occupation||Writer, poet, journalist|
|Notable works||Home to Harlem|
|Notable awards||Harmon Gold Award|
Career in the United States
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Home to Harlem and other works
- Jamaican Institute of Arts and Sciences, Musgrave Medal, 1912, for two volumes of poetry, Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads.
- Harmon Foundation Award for distinguished literary achievement, NAACP, 1929, for Harlem Shadows and Home to Harlem.
- James Weldon Johnson Literary Guild Award, 1937.
- Order of Jamaica, 1977.
- Songs of Jamaica (1912)
- Constab Ballads (1912)
- Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems (1920)
- Harlem Shadows (1922)
- The Selected Poems of Claude McKay (1953)
- America (1921)
- Home to Harlem (1928)
- Banjo (1929)
- Banana Bottom (1933)
- Ginger town (1932)
- A Long Way from Home (1937)
- My Green Hills of Jamaica (1979)
- Harlem: Negro Metropolis (1940)
- James, Winston (2001), A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion, London: Verso. ISBN 978-1859847404.
- James, Winston (2003), "Becoming the People's Poet: Claude McKay's Jamaican Years, 1889-1912," in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, March 2003, No. 13, pp. 17–45.
- Long, Richard A., Afro-American Writing: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Penn State Press, 1985. ISBN 0-271-00376-6
Chicago Defender articles
- "Claude McKay, African Poet, Made Co-Editor", The Chicago Defender (National edition)(1921-1267), April 2, 1921; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975).
- "Claude McKay, noted, Poet, Author, Once Idol of Russia, Dies Here", The Chicago Defender (1921-1967), May 29, 1948.
- "McKay Going to Russia", The Chicago Defender (National edition)(1921-1967), August 19, 1922.
- "Claude McKay by James Weldon Johnson", The Chicago Defender (National edition)(1921-1267), March 3, 1928.