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

Poems Published in The Liberator, 1918-1924

This is a collection of poems by African American poets published in The Liberator, a Marxist magazine published in New York. 

Claude McKay published many poems between 1919-1921 in The Liberator; a substantial number of these would go on to be included in Harlem Shadows (published in 1922). Between March and October of 1921, McKay was in fact listed on the masthead of the magazine as an Associate Editor. 

We have also come across a poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson in The Liberator, suggesting that other Black poets knew about the magazine and that the editors were open to publishing writings by other Black writers. 

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