Poems by Naomi Long Madgett

ALABAMA CENTENNIAL, by Naomi Long Madgett

[From Star by Star by Naomi Long Madgett.]

MIDWAY, by Naomi Long Madgett

[Midway was first published in Freedomways in 1959, but I think I wrote it in 1958. The poem grew out of a discussion with a friend that acknowledged that the Supreme Court desegregation ruling, which legalized racial justice for the first time, led to the determination of Black people to move forward and never again accept the status quo.]

 — Copyright © Naomi Long Madgett


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