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

Robert Whitaker, "Wanted" (1927)


By Robert Whitaker 

What does the Negro want?
     What you would want
          If you were in his place.
          A generous human space,
Nor more, nor less.
Nor danger nor duress
The heart of him shall daunt.
Until all men of every race are free,
And everywhere all have full right to be.

Published in The Messenger, May 1927 

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