In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry

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Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1994 - Poetry - 255 pages
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A sense of pride and heritage speaks through every page of this fresh compilation celebrating African American verse. Contributors include Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Thulani Davis, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Maya Angelou, and others. Over 200 poems. 2-color.

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Contents

THE CREATION James Weldon Johnson
12
FREDERICK DOUGLASS RobertHayden
20
BURY ME IN A FREE LAND Frances E W Harper
28
THE WHITE HOUSE Claude McKay
34
WHO CAN BE BORN BLACK MariEvans62
62
L I RISE Maya Angelou
68
A DADDY POEM William J Harris
76
ThuUni Davis
92
WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE A B Spellman
126
BREADED MEAT BREADED HANDS
132
NIK KI RO S A Nikki Giovanni
138
ESHU AdesanyaAlakoye
160
MY FATH E RS LOVE LETTE RS Yusef Komunyakaa
168
GO DOWN DEATH James Weldon Johnson
174
MA RAIN EY Sterling A Brown 211 A PO EM FO R MAG IC Quincy Troupe
233
TH E TWI ST A B Spellman 221 BOXING DAY Yusef Komunyakaa
239

POEM FOR A DIVORCED DAUGHTER
98
YOU ARE SUCH A FOOL Ntozake Shange
104
TITLE INDEX
248
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About the author (1994)

E. Ethelbert Miller was born in New York City in 1950. Author of 8 collections of poetry, he is the Founder and Director of the Ascension Poetry Reading Series and the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University.

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