Helene Johnson Quote
Little brown boy,
Slim, dark, big-eyed,
Crooning love songs to your banjo
Down at the Lafayette—Gee, boy, I love the way you hold your head,
High sort of and a bit to one side,
Like a prince, a jazz prince.
Poem, in Countee Cullen, ed., Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets, 1927