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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.
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.

There was something in me grieves
That was never born, and died.
Art alone has kept her covenant with democracy.
Negro poetic expression hovers for the moment, pardonably perhaps, over the race problem, but its highest allegiance is to Poetry it must soar.
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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