Effie Waller Smith
Photography and Film
Photograph of the African American Poet, Effie Waller Smith (1879 - 1960)
Though educational opportunities in 1900 were few for both blacks and whites in eastern Kentucky, poet Effie Waller Smith, a child of former slaves earned a degree from Kentucky State University.
In an ancient window seat,
Where the breeze of morning beat
'Gainst her face, demure and sweet,
Sat a girl of long ago,
With her sunny head bent low
Where her fingers flitted white
Through a maze of patchwork bright.
Excerpt from "The Patchwork Quilt" by E.W. Smith
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