Library of Congress
|Nothing will do more to change that mental attitude and raise his status than a demonstration of intellectual parity by the Negro through the production of literature and art.|
The Book of American Negro Poetry
With an Essay on the Negro’s Creative Genius
Chosen and Edited by James Weldon Johnson
The 31 representative poets in this anthology of 177 works inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish firmly an African-American literary tradition in the United States.
NEW YORK: HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, 1922
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2002