The Voice of the Negro 1919
"A compilation from the colored press of America for the four months immediately succeeding the Washington riot. It is designed to show the Negro's reaction to that and like events following, and to the World War and the Discussion of the Treaty." -- Preface.
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Page 186 - If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die...
Page 39 - All persons born in Polish territory who are not born nationals of another State shall ipso facto become Polish nationals. Article 7 All Polish nationals shall be equal before the law and shall enjoy the same civil and political rights without distinction as to race, language or religion.
Page 21 - Their van will be upon us Before the bridge goes down; And if they once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town ? ' Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Page 186 - O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe! Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
Page 36 - But, by the God of Heaven, we are cowards and jackasses if now that the war is over we do not marshal every ounce of our brain and brawn to fight a sterner, longer, more unbending battle against the forces of hell in our own land.
Page 36 - This is the country to which we Soldiers of Democracy return. This is the fatherland for which we fought! But it is our fatherland. It was right for us to fight. The faults of our country are OUT faults.
Page 184 - I could not arm me with a gun And shoot down ten of you for every one Of my black brothers murdered, burnt by you? Be not deceived, for every deed you do I could match — out-match: am I not Afric's son, Black of that black land where black deeds are done? But the Almighty from the darkness drew My soul and said: Even thou shall be a light Awhile to burn on the benighted earth...
Page 184 - Think you I am not fiend and savage too? Think you I could not arm me with a gun And shoot down ten of you for every one Of my black brothers murdered, burnt by you? Be not deceived, for every deed you do I could match— out-match: am I not Afric's son, Black of that black land where black deeds are done?