Etheridge Knight

(1931 - 1991 / Mississippi)

The Idea of Ancestry Poem by Etheridge Knight


Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black
faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead), grand-
fathers (both dead), brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,
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  • Rookie M Hinton (1/24/2005 9:13:00 PM)

    FYI: This poem is actually twice as long as appears here. (Report) Reply

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