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

Sarah Lee Brown Fleming, "Tuskegee" (1920)



Sacred spot on which thou art, 
O school of industiy. 
Thou art doing well thy part 
To aid humanity. 
On thy consecrated ground 
Is carved a wondrous story, 
Out of chaos, Washington 
Raised this place to glory. 
The world has made a beaten track 
Unto thy very door, — 
A fountain on the desert sands 
Thou art for evermore. 

Published in Clouds and Sunshine, 1920

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