Maud Cuney Hare
|Maud Cuney Hare|
Galveston, Texas, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|Resting place||Lake View Cemetery, Galveston, Texas, USA
|Residence||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Other names||Maud Cuney|
|Alma mater||New England Conservatory of Music|
|Known for||Documenting African-American culture|
|Parents||Norris Wright Cuney, Adelina Dowdie Cuney|
Maud Cuney Hare (née Cuney, 1874–1936) was an American musician, author, and African-American activist in New England in the United States. She was born in Galveston, the daughter of famed civil rights leader Norris Wright Cuney who led the Texas Republican Party.
Among her many literary and musical contributions she is most remembered for her final work Negro Musicians and Their Music, which helped document the development of African-American arts.
She was a close friend and confidant (and former fiancé) of noted author and activist W. E. B. Du Bois.
Among Cuney-Hare's many artistic and literary works are the following.
- Norris Wright Cuney: a tribune of the black people (1913), a biography of her father.
- The Message of the Trees: An Anthology of Leaves and Branches (1918), a collection of nature poems that Cuney-Hare edited.
- Creole Songs (1921)
- Antar of Araby (1929), a play revolving around the life of an enslaved Arab who eventually discovers his self-worth.
- Negro Musicians and Their Music (1935), a history of African-American music traditions from Africa to the American jazz age
- Various articles for The Crisis magazine of the NAACP, the Christian Science Monitor, Musical Quarterly, Musical Observer, and Musical America.
- Maud Cuney Hare from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Hales, Douglas (2003). A southern family in white & Black: the Cuneys of Texas. Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 1-58544-200-3.
- Hare, Maud Cuney (1913). Norris Wright Cuney: a tribune of the black people. Crisis Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7838-1397-X.
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