- Name: Anne Spencer
- Born: 02/06/1882
- Died: 07/27/1975 (93 years old)
Anne Bethel Spencer (born Bannister; February 6, 1882 – July 27, 1975) was an American poet, teacher, civil rights activist, librarian, and gardener. While a librarian at the all-black Dunbar High School, a position she held for 20 years, she supplemented the original three books by bringing others from her own collection at home. Though she lived outside New York City, the recognized center of the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, she was an important member of this group of intellectuals. Following her marriage to Edward Spencer in 1901, the couple moved to Lynchburg, Virginia where they raised a family and lived for the remainder of their lives.
Birth Name: Annie Bethel Bannister
School: Virginia Seminary
Birth Place: Henry County, Virginia
Death Place: Lynchburg, Virginia