African-American Collection, July 2007 cover

African-American Collection, July 2007

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1. My Escape from Slavery
2. The Feet of Judas
3. I Want to Die While You Love Me (LH)
4. I Want to Die While You Love Me (PW)
5. A Negro Love Song
6. Question
7. Sonnet
8. Sunset
9. The Negro Speaks of Rivers
10. Turn Me to My Yellow Leaves

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Summary

This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.