Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Convict [Poem]

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Title

The Convict [Poem]
The Messenger, 1930-31
Page 14

Description

This poem by Frank Gaines is about a man incarcerated describing the misery of being behind bars. In the poem he writes that God made him for slavery on this earth, which depicts the imagery of slavery to describe imprisonment. In the poem he mentions "Strip'd shirt, keen whips, and the prison bars" to portray his imprisonment as a slave.

Creator

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, Va

Date

1930-31

Contributor

Matt Mullen

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Citation

Frank Gaines, “The Convict [Poem],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 29, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/105.