PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEAN TOOMER
The first photo below has resulted in electronic mail correspondences questioning Jean Toomer's racial origins. Here is his self-description in 1922:
Racially, I seem to have (who knows for sure) seven blood mixtures: French, Dutch, Welsh, Negro, German, Jewish, and Indian. One half of my family is definitely colored.... And, I alone, as far as I know, have striven for a spiritual fusion analogous to the fact of racial intermingling.
Toomer and Margery, 1932
grandfather Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback
and Margery, 1932
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback
Note two more photos of Toomer and his family are planned for this page.
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