Effie Waller Smith- Poem-A-Day

Effie Waller Smith- Poem-A-Day

 

Effie Waller Smith was born in Pike County, Kentucky, in 1879. Her parents, both former slaves, insisted that Smith and her siblings receive the highest quality education available. After attending Kentucky State University, Smith began submitting her work, and published three volumes of poetry before her death in 1960.

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