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Jessica Care Moore Reads “I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies” by June Jordan


September 17, 2020 — Jessica Care Moore reads the classic 1976 poem by June Jordan (1936–2002) as part of the launch event for "Lift Every Voice," a nationwide celebration of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition presented by Library of America and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. "I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies" is included in the Library of America anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, edited by Kevin Young.

Watch the complete Schomburg Center launch event