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Jean Toomer (1894 - 1967)
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Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 –March 30, 1967) was a poet, novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance.

Born Nathan Pinchback Toomer in Washington, D.C., Jean was of mixed racial descent and spent his childhood attending both all-white and all-black segregated schools. In his early years Toomer resisted racial classifications and wished to be identified only as an American. Toomer attended several colleges for short stints but did not take a degree. The readings that he woul..
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Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles.
- Jean Toomer
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