Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown completed “Countée, Ida Mommy & Me: A Family History of the Harlem Renaissance” in 2018, an account of his maternal great-grandmother’s marriage to the poet Countée Cullen; portions of the book have appeared in the Chattahoochee Review, Fiction International, and the Threepenny Review. Calypso Editions published his English translation of Mexican author Efraín Bartolomé ’s Ocosingo War Diary: Voices from Chiapas (2014), and he was a contributing editor for The New York Public Library African-American Desk Reference (John Wiley, 2000). He is also the author of Malcolm X: His Life & Legacy (Millbrook, 1995) and of the biography Romare Bearden: Artist (Chelsea House, 1994). His articles, book reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in The Nation, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Washington Post Book World, among other publications.


They, Too, Sang America: Visual Artists’ Harlem Renaissance

In 2018, Ohio’s state capital hosted a citywide festival commemorating the Harlem Renaissance. Scholars and historians participated in forums on the movement’s impact. Spoken-word and mixed-media artists local to Ohio or from Harlem gave performances, and the Columbus Museum of Art mounted a centenary retrospective. I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 gave […]

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