Dudley Randall (January 14, 1914 - August 5, 2000 / Washington D.C)
''Shatter the icons of slavery and fear.Dudley Randall (b. 1914), U.S. poet. A Different Image (l. 7-12). . . Black Poets, The. Dudley Randall, ed. (1971) Bantam Books.
of the minstrel's burnt-cork face
with a proud, serene
and classic bronze of Benin.''
''"But, mother, I won't be alone.Dudley Randall (b. 1914), U.S. poet. Ballad of Birmingham (l. 9-12). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
Other children will go with me,
And march the streets of Birmingham
To make our country free."''
''Black girl black girlDudley Randall (b. 1914), U.S. poet. Blackberry Sweet (l. 1-4). . . Harper Anthology of Poetry, The. John Frederick Nims, ed. (1981) Harper & Row.
lips as curved as cherries
full as grape bunches
sweet as blackberries''
''Fit gravefellows you are for Lincoln, BrownDudley Randall (b. 1914), U.S. poet. Memorial Wreath (l. 15-19). . . Poetry of Black America, The; Anthology of the 20th Century. Arnold Adoff, ed. (1973) Harper & Row.
And Douglass and Toussaint. . . all whose rapt eyes
Fashioned a new world in this wilderness.
American earth is richer for your bones;
Our hearts beat prouder for the blood we inherit.''
''and men strive with each other not for power or the accumulation of paperDudley Randall (b. 1914), U.S. poet. Roses and Revolutions (l. 20-27). . . Black Poets, The. Dudley Randall, ed. (1971) Bantam Books.
but in joy create for others the house, the poem, the game of
Then washed in the brightness of the vision,
I saw how in its radiance would grow and be nourished and suddenly
burst into terrible and splendid bloom
the blood-red flower of revolution.''
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