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On Broadway

Festus Claudius “Claude” McKay (1889-1948) was a Jamaican American novelist and poet who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance — a cultural, social, and artistic movement that took place in Harlem, New York. “On Broadway” was published in McKay’s 1922 collection of poems called Harlem Shadows. This poetry is for grade 8 students, as you read, take notes on what the imagery and tone contribute to the poem’s meaning. This poem is available in the public domain.

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