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Anne Spencer

The poet Anne Spencer was born Annie Bethel Bannister (February 6, 1882 – July 27, 1975) in Henry County, Virginia. A noted American poet, Anne Spencer was also a teacher, civil rights activist, librarian, and gardener. While a librarian at the all-black Dunbar High School, a position she held for 20 years, she supplemented the original three books by bringing others from her own collection at home. Though she lived outside New York City, the recognized center of the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, she was an important member of this group of intellectuals. Following her marriage to Edward Spencer in 1901, the couple moved to Lynchburg, Virginia where they raised a family and lived for the reminder of their lives

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Heaven's Virginia when the year's at its Spring.

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One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.

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Guilt pins a fig-leaf; Innocence is its own adorning.

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I proudly love being a Negro woman -- it's so involved and interesting.

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Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.

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“When you have Kelly girls and boys grading those things that will determine whether teachers' wil ...

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“Actually, we had negotiated for it years ago and the school board was ready to ratify it and the ...

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“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.”

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“I don't know a whole lot of college graduates who are going to work a $10 temporary job. I know t ...

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Let me learn now where Beauty is; I was born to know her mysteries . . .

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It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods; To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip, Or strut in ...

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Is any prophet come to teach a new thing Now in a more apt time?

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It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods; To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip, Or strut in ...

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“Is any prophet come to teach a new thing/ Now in a more apt time?”

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