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At the Closed Gate of Justice

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At the Closed Gate of Justice by James David Corrothers is a poignant and powerful collection of poetry that explores themes of race, identity, and social injustice. Through his evocative and emotional verses, Corrothers sheds light on the struggles and hardships faced by African Americans in the early 20th century.

The poems in this collection are deeply moving and thought-provoking, offering a glimpse into the experiences of black Americans during a time of widespread discrimination and inequality. Corrothers' use of vivid imagery and powerful language effectively conveys the pain, resilience, and strength of his subjects, making for a compelling and impactful read.

Overall, At the Closed Gate of Justice is a haunting and beautifully written work that serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing fight for equality and justice. Corrothers' poetry is a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and a vital contribution to the ongoing dialogue on race and social justice in America.

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volunteers bring you 6 recordings of At the Closed Gate of Justice by James David Corrothers.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 16, 2020.
Continuing with our February Black History Month theme, this Weekly Poem is from The Book of American Negro Poetry by James Weldon Johnson . James David Corrothers was an African-American poet, journalist, and minister whom editor T. Thomas Fortune called "the coming poet of the race." When he died, W. E. B. Du Bois eulogized him as "a serious loss to the race and to literature." - Summary by Wikipedia

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