Helene Johnson

(1906 - 1995)

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Helen Johnson, who was better known as Helene Johnson (July 7, 1906 – July 6, 1995) was an African American poet during the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a cousin of author Dorothy West.

She spent her early years at her grandfather’s house in Boston. The rest of her formative years were spent in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Johnson's literary career began when she won first ... more »

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Ah my race

Ah my race,
Hungry race,
Throbbing and young-
Ah, my race,
Wonder race,
Sobbing with song,
Ah, my race,
Careless in mirth
Ah, my veiled race,
Fumbling in birth

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