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

H.T. Johnson, "Morris Brown College" (1904)

Morris Brown College.

In days long ago when the skies hung like midnight,
And curtained the hopes of a race bound in chains,
Thy fame-titled namesake with far-reaching insight
Moved manfully northward to Freedom's domains.
So, too, may this offspring of light-giving glory
Shed good cheer and hope to its long-mantled race,
That oncoming ages may cherish the story
And sing of the fathers who gave thee thy place.

Published in Wings of Ebony, 1904

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