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William Stanley Braithwaite

1878–1962

William Stanley Braithwaite, born December 6, 1878, was a poet, literary critic, editor, and anthologist. His books include Selected Poems (Coward-McCann, 1948), The House of Falling Leaves with Other Poems (John W. Luce & Company, 1908), and Lyrics of Life and Love (Herbert B. Turner & Company, 1904). Braithwaite was awarded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Arthur B. Spingarn Award for his achievements in literature. He died in his home in Harlem, New York, on June 8, 1962.

William Stanley Braithwaite
Photo credit: Carl Van Vechten © Van Vechten Trust, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
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