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

Hephzibah E. Willis, "To the Black Star Line" (1921)

Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness
Grant them, Lord, Thy glorious light.
And from Eastern coast to Western
May the morning chase the night--
   And redemption
Freely purchased win the day. 

Published in Negro World, February 26, 1921

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