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Lucille Clifton

Baltimore Black History

 
 
Lucille Clifton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. Lucille Clifton Marker
Inscription. Lucille Clifton lived in West Baltimore from 1967. She became poet-in-residence at Coppin State University in 1971. By 1974, she had published two important collections of poetry that focused on black urban life at a very personal level. The strength, honesty and moral power of her work earned Clifton lasting fame. The State of Maryland named her Poet Laureate in 1979. In later years, she won leading poetry awards including the Robert Frost Medal and the Ruth Lilly Prize.
 
Location. 39° 17.587′ N, 76° 38.933′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Payson Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence (a few steps from this marker); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (a few steps from this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arabbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law
Lucille Clifton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. Lucille Clifton Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Murphy Family and The Afro-American (within shouting distance of this marker); William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 241 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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