To celebrate Black History Month and this year’s topic of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” members of the Embassy are reading their favourite, family-related poem by an African American author.
Langston Hughes: “Mother to Son”
Lucille Clifton: “won’t you celebrate with me” We are using the poem, which was published in The Book of Light (Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 1993), with kind permission by BOA Editions.
Frances Ellen Watkin Harper: “Thank God for Little Children”
Paul Laurence Dunbar: “Encouraged”
Langston Hughes: “Aunt Sue’s Stories”