African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Helene Johnson, "Ah My Race" (1925)

Ah my race,
Hungry race,
Throbbing and young —
Ah, my race,
Wonder race,
Sobbing with song,
Ah, my race,
Careless in mirth
Ah, my veiled race,
Fumbling in birth.

Published in Opportunity, July 1925

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