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

Poems Published in "The Voice of the Negro" Magazine

The Voice of the Negro was a national monthly magazine published between 1904 and 1907. It frequently published poetry by writers like Benjamin Griffith Brawley, James D. Corrothers, Daniel Webster Davis, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and others.

The magazine was initially published in Atlanta, but after the Atlanta race riots of September 1906 (see Du Bois' poem, "A Litany of Atlanta"), the editors moved the magazine to Chicago. The editors felt they had to move after one of the magazine's editors, Jesse Barber, had authored an editorial published in the New York World that accurately described the role of racist statements in the mainstream/white press in causing the riots. 

The full archive of The Voice of the Negro can be found at HathiTrust.

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