Was Edgar A. Poe Black?

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I was wondering for a report in American Liturature if Edgar A. Poe is black?

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2001


Yes Edgar Allan Poe was in fact colored skin

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2001

Going back in his ancestry as far as possible it is doubtful there was any Afro-American heritage present. Is this important in some way?

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2001

Yes poe is black he is my slave!

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2001

Edgar Allan Poe was of Irish and English descent.

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2001

no he was half american and english.

-- Anonymous, May 21, 2001


-- Anonymous, July 08, 2001

yesh poe was mah great great great great great great grand daddy and he was mah bitch

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2003

NO, Poe was not black he was of english decent. there are pictures of him,.......he is white.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2003

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