Inside a Harlem Renaissance Poet’s Historic Home

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The one-room cottage was a refuge where Anne Spencer wrote her poems.Photo: John M. Hall

Harlem Renaissance poet, teacher, and activist Anne Spencer lived in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she and her husband, Edward, created a house and garden that welcomed luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King and W.E.B. Du Bois. It is now open for the public to enjoy.