Cullen, Countee. On These I Stand. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1947.
On These I Stand was written by Countee Cullen and was published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers in 1947. It is a compilation of short poems that were selected by Cullen shortly before his death in 1946.
Countee Cullen Countee Cullen, born Countee LeRoy Porter in 1903, was an African American novelist, poet, and playwright. He was most popular during the Harlem Renaissance and is known for his works titled Color, The Black Christ, and Copper Sun. He passed away in 1946.
Ruth Herrick Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.