Sterling Allen Brown

Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet and literary critic. He was interested chiefly in black culture of the Southern United States.

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    My ole man died—hunh—
    Cussin’ me;
    Ole lady rocks, bebby,
    Huh misery.
    Sterling Allen Brown (b. 1901)

    Whippersnapper clerks
    Call us out of our name
    We got to say mister
    To spindling boys
    Sterling Allen Brown (b. 1901)

    You sang:
    Me an’ muh baby gonna shine, shine
    Me an’ muh baby gonna shine.
    The strong men keep a-comin’ on
    The strong men git stronger . . .
    Sterling Allen Brown (b. 1901)

    They dragged you from homeland,
    They chained you in coffles,
    They huddled you spoon-fashion in filthy hatches,
    They sold you to give a few gentlemen ease.
    Sterling Allen Brown (b. 1901)