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IMAGES FROM THE JIM CROW SOUTH. With text and haikus by Richard Wright.

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Images from the jim crow south

IMAGES FROM THE JIM CROW SOUTH

With text and haikus by

Richard Wright


Images from the jim crow south

“I was building up in me a dream which the entire educational system of the South had been rigged to stifle. I was feeling the very thing that the state of Mississippi had spent millions of dollars to make sure that I would never feel; I was becoming more aware of the thing that the Jim Crow laws had been drafted and passed to keep out of my consciousness; I was acting on impulses that southern senators in the nation’s capital had striven to keep out of Negro life; I was beginning to dream the dreams that the state had said were wrong, that the schools had said were taboo.”

- Richard Wright in Black Boy, Chapter 7


Images from the jim crow south

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1.

I am nobody:A red sinking autumn sunTook my name away.


Images from the jim crow south

2.

I give permission

For this slow spring rain to soak

The violet beds.


Images from the jim crow south

3.

With a twitching nose

A dog reads a telegram

On a wet tree trunk.


Images from the jim crow south

4.

Burning autumn leaves,

I yearn to make the bonfire

Bigger and bigger.


Images from the jim crow south

5.

A sleepless spring night:

Yearning for what I never had

And for what never was.


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