Georgia Douglas Johnson

Georgia Douglas Johnson was one of the first African-American female playwrights. She was also an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. She also wrote songs and short stories and performed music as an organist. She published four volumes of poetry throughout his life. 

I Want to Die While You Love Me

‘I Want to Die While You Love Me’ by Georgia Douglas Johnson is a moving love poem. In it, the speaker addresses her desire to die before a love affair ends. 

The Heart of a Woman

‘The Heart of a Woman’ by Georgia Douglas Johnson describes the freedom for which women yearn and the shelters in which they are imprisoned. 

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