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William Stanley Braithwaite
(1878-1962) born on
Dec 06
US educator, poet, critic. He was one of the first to articulate the canonical works of black letters; taught for more than two decades at Atlanta University.
         
   
F
I am glad daylong for the gift of song,
For time and change and sorrow;
For the sunset wings and the world-end things
Which hang on the edge of tomorrow.

R
There was something in me grieves
That was never born, and died.
A
Art alone has kept her covenant with democracy.
N
Negro poetic expression hovers for the moment, pardonably perhaps, over the race problem, but its highest allegiance is to Poetry it must soar.
K
Here is the earth resurgent with color and bloom of Spring,
Glorying the dream and the vision in the song you bring.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Rhapsody."
R: "Throw Me to My Yellow Leaves."
A: "The Crisis," 1915.
N: "The Negro in American Literature," "The Crisis," 1924.
K: "The Vision."
   


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