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

Raymond Garfield Dandridge, "Emancipators" (1917)

 Black America! In Fame's Hall go place 
 This group ; where naught can e'er erase 
 A single noble character, or dim one glorious deed ; 
 For they were sowers of the seed — 
John Brown, at Harper's Ferry, amid his gallant boys : 
 Elijah Lovejoy, who gave all, at Alton, Illinois; 
 And Lincoln, martyred Lincoln ! Felled by a traitor's blow ; 
  Douglass, Phillips, Garrison, 
 and Harriet Beecher Stowe. 

Published in Penciled Poems, 1917

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