African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

P.M. Claudius de Suze, "Marcus Garvey" (1921)

Mighty are your plans and deeds,
After three and one-half year,
Raging a warfare for the Negroes' need.
Can the race not see or hear?
Unity will give strength and 
Success in redeeming the motherland.

Go on, Garvey, fight for right;
Attack the foes of our liberty.
right must conquer and not might.
Vouched for by God Almighty,
Eternal shall be thy name
Your posterity shall know your fame. 

Published in The Negro World , March 19, 1921

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