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ERIC Number: ED103855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 9
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Albery Whitman, a Rebellious Romantic.
Marshall, Carl L.
One of the Afro-American writers who spoke out clearly during the postreconstruction period was Albery A. Whitman (1851-1902). A romantic poet, Whitman produced seven volumes of poetry. His profound belief in freedom and equality for his race is expressed forcefully in two long narrative poems, "Not a Man and Yet a Man" and "The Rape of Florida." In these poems, he used introductory passages, dedications, plots, and digressions from his stories to convey sentiments echoed by other blacks in pulpit, press, classroom, and convention hall--the creeds of self-help, self-trust, determination, and defiance of all that denies a person's humanity. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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