Friday, April 1, 2011

Claude McKay on "If We Must Die"

Claude McKay
Poetry, like its sister, music, has the power to transcend barriers of race, culture and gender and communicate with the universal humanity in us all. That's the narrative Jamaican-born poet Claude McKay told about his acclaimed poem, “If We Must Die,” which is commonly embraced as an anthem of Black nationalism. Here's an account of McKay’s story, published in Devotion Journal in 2006:

Audio: Claude Mckay reads "If We Must Die" (1:00)

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