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African American Author Manuscript Leslie Pinckney Hill Harlem Renaissance HBCU
Important Manuscript African American Author Leslie Hill Harlem Renaissance RARE 1899. Condition: Very Good. Hill, Leslie Pinckney. MEADOW PEACE: AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED. "A poor inchworm takes on my outstretched hand/ A measurement he cannot understand..." Original poem comprising thirty-two lines in the author's hand with his corrections and signed by him. On watermarked paper, no date, written on verso and recto, folded into four quarters in fine condition. LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL, FIRST PRESIDENT OF AMERICA'S FIRST HBCU Hill was the son of a former slave, he was born in Lynchburg, Virginia where he attended primary school locally, and played the trumpet. His family moved to East Orange, New Jersey, where he attended high school. Hill excelled in his studies so much in school that he skipped his junior year, and was accepted to Harvard University his senior year. He entered Harvard University in 1899, supplementing his scholarship by working as a waiter. There he attended the classes of William James and was active in debating. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with Cum Laude. After graduation in 1903 he stayed another year for a masters in education. Hill taught at Tuskegee Institute from 1904 to 1907, and was principal of the Manassas Industrial Institute from 1907 to 1913. In 1913 he became principal at the Cheyney, Philadelphia Institute for Colored Youth, overseeing changes in name and status and staying there until 1951 and its establishment as Cheyney State Teachers College. In 1928, Hill published a play about Toussaint L'Ouverture. In 1944, he foun … [Click Below for Full Description]
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