Mae Virginia Cowdery

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Mae Virginia Cowdery (born January 10, 1909; died 1953) was an African-American poet and participant in the Harlem Renaissance.[1]

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her mother was a social worker and an assistant director of the Bureau for Colored Children (later the Bureau for Child Care); her father was a caterer and postal worker, Lemuel Cowdery.[2]


  • We Lift Our Voices and Other Poems, 1936


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, 2 volumes, Editors Paul Finkelman and Cary Wintz, Psychology Press, 2004. ISBN 0203319303, 9780203319307
  2. ^ Maureen Honey (2006). Shadowed dreams: women's poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. Rutgers University Press. pp. 51–72. ISBN 978-0-8135-3886-0. Retrieved 21 May 2013.