Biography - A Short Wiki
Jamaican-American poet and author associated with the Harlem Renaissance and known for such novels as Home to Harlem, Banana Bottom, and Banjo. His poetry collections include Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads.
He left his native Jamaica in 1912 to attend the Tuskegee Institute. He later transferred to Kansas State University.
He was active in communist circles during the first two decades of the twentieth century.
He was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. He married his longtime love, Eulalie Lewars, in 1914.
He was influenced by the work of W.E.B Dubois.
How did Claude McKay die?
Claude McKay's death was caused by Heart Attack.McKay moved to Chicago and worked as a teacher for a Catholic organization. By the mid-1940s his health had deteriorated. He endured several illnesses throughout his last years and eventually died of heart failure in 1948.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||58 years|
|Death date||May 22, 1948|
|Place of death||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Quotes by Claude McKay
If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.Claude McKay
Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.Claude McKay
Upon the clothes behind the tenement, That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines, Linking each flat, but to each indifferent, Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.Claude McKay
Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism.Claude McKay