Poet Praise: Georgia Douglas Johnson

In Honor of Black History Month

Harlem Renaissance Poet:  Georgia Douglas Johnson
(1886-1966)

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Your world is as big as you can make it.

Excerpt from her poem, Common Dust.

…Here lies the dust of Africa;
Here are the sons of Rome;
Here lies one unlabelled
The world at large his home!…

Click here to read the poem in it’s entirety.

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