This poem is a historical meditation on Elizabeth Alexander’s The Blackish Interior: Essays. The poem examines Blackness by expanding on historical Black movements in the mid-1900s that contributed to the mechanization of the Black body as a commodity through means of production. The poem uses the imagery of Black migration, lynching, evolution, mechanization, commodities, production, and death to bring forward the importance of identity and inner self-worth in a capitalistic society that benefits from the destruction of Black bodies.
Waters, Glen K. II
"Cadillacs N’ Poetry,"
Journal of Multicultural Affairs: Vol. 7:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jma/vol7/iss1/5
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