Elijah Anderson "Incident" by Countee Cullen



the Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual social and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem New York spanning the 1920s during the time it was known as the new Negro movement named after the new Negro the 1925 anthology edited by Alain Locke Wikipedia County Colin 1903 to 1946 a poet was one of the most important exemplars of this movement I want to read to you one of his most memorable poems incidents once riding an old Baltimore heart Phil head filled with glee I saw Baltimore e'en keep looking straight at me I was eight and very small and he was no bigger and so I smiled but he poked out his tongue and called me nigger I saw the whole of Baltimore from me until December of all the things that happened there that's all that I remember Cathy :

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