Quotation by Arna Bontemps

Give blue-eyed men their swivel chairs
To whirl in tall buildings.
Allow them many ships at sea,
And on land, soldiers
And policemen.
Arna Bontemps (1902–1973), U.S. writer. God Give to Men (l. 6–10). . .

Poetry of the Negro, The, 1746–1970. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, eds. (Rev. ed., 1970) Doubleday & Company.
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