- Words: 3061
- Length: 8 Pages
- Topic: Black Studies
- Paper #: 31672970
Speech to the Young. Speech to the Progress-Toward.
Say to them, say to the down-keepers,
the self-soilers, the harmony-hushers,
"even if you are not ready for day it cannot always be night."
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.
Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Gwendolin Brooks was one of the few black poets and writers to become part of the white literary