H. T. Johnson Poems

H. T. Johnson is best known for writing ‘The Black Man’s Burden,’ a response to a famous Rudyard Kipling poem titled ‘The White Man’s Burden.’ It was published in April 1899.

The Black Man’s Burden

by H. T. Johnson

What happens when Kipling’s ideas in ‘The White Man’s Burden’ pierce the soul of the blacks? Then writers like H. T. Johnson pen down ‘The Black Man’s Burden’ in response to chauvinism, white supremacy, and racism.

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