The Quadroon


W.E.B. Du Bois


May 1, 1911

Daughter of Twilight,

Mothered of Midnight,

Fathered of Daylight and Dawn;

Shadow of Sunlight,

Shimmering Starlight,

Sister of Forest and Fawn!

Maid of a Morrow,

Mistress of Sorrow,

Mingled of Mourning and Mirth;

Born of World Brotherhood,

Crowned of all Motherhood,

Beauty of Heaven and Earth!


For attribution, please cite this work as:
Du Bois, W.E.B. 1911. “The Quadroon.” The Crisis 3 (1): 1.