Quotation by Countee Cullen

At first I said, "I will not bear
His cross upon my back;
He only seeks to place it there
Because my skin is black."
Countee Cullen (1903–1946), U.S. poet. Simon the Cyrenian Speaks (l. 5–8). . .

My Soul's High Song; the Collected Writings of Countee Cullen, Voice of the Harlem Renaissance. É Gerald Early, ed. (1991) Doubleday.
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