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Dark Testament: and Other Poems

This book is about Pauli Murray
"Dark Testament: and Other Poems" brings to life the powerful voice of Pauli Murray, a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement whose contributions are only now being fully recognized. Published on September 4, 2018, this collection of Murray’s poetry resonates with the lyrical intensity and emotional depth akin to the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and the poems of Langston Hughes. Arrested in 1940 for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus, Murray's experiences of injustice fuel her writings that traverse the harsh landscapes of slavery and Jim Crow. Her poetry oscillates between a haunting lamentation and a hopeful prayer, forming a poignant testament to the enduring struggle for racial justice. Ideal for adult education settings, this book not only delves into the brutal history of racial inequality but also celebrates the resilience and hope that define the ongoing fight for civil rights. Through Murray’s words, readers are invited to reflect on past hardships and inspired to advocate for change, making "Dark Testament: and Other Poems" a crucial read for those engaged in the quest for equality.
Published by Liveright on September 4, 2018
128 pages
ISBN: 9781631494833
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