Quotation by Robert Earl Hayden

this man, this Douglass, this former slave, this Negro
beaten to his knees, exiled, visioning a world
where none is lonely, none hunted, alien,
this man, superb in love and logic, this man
shall be remembered.
Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980), U.S. poet. Frederick Douglass (l. 7–11). . .

Collected Poems [Robert Hayden]. Frederick Glaysher, ed. (1985) Liveright.
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