I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not. Across the color line I move arm in arm with Balzac and Dumas, where smiling men and welcoming women glide in gilded halls.

from Wre – Wyrt Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Du Bois’s dream that one day his writing, and the writing of other black authors, will be respected like the great literary figures of his day has happened.

Rap Genius makes this visible in powerful ways with Du Bois, Shakespeare, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rakim, and Jay-Z all walking the “gilded halls” of the site!

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