Countee Cullen

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Countee Cullen born in Louisville, Kentucky

1903

Adopted by the Reverend and Mrs. Frederick A. Cullen

1918

Enters New York University

1922

Wins second prize in national Witter Bynner Poetry Contest

1923

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Enters Harvard University. Publishes Color.

1925

Receives Master of Arts degree from Harvard.

1926

Marries Nina Yolande DuBois.

1928

Divorced by Yolande Cullen.

1930

Teaches English and French at Frederick Douglass Junior High School.

1934

Marries Ida Mae Roberson.

1940

Dies of uremic poisoning while involved in controversy over St. Louis Woman.

1946