Here you will find the Poem Madam's Past History of poet Langston Hughes
My name is Johnson-- Madam Alberta K. The Madam stands for business. I'm smart that way. I had a HAIR-DRESSING PARLOR Before The depression put The prices lower. Then I had a BARBECUE STAND Till I got mixed up With a no-good man. Cause I had a insurance The WPA Said, We can't use you Wealthy that way. I said, DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME! Just like the song, You WPA folks take care of yourself-- And I'll get along. I do cooking, Day's work, too! Alberta K. Johnson-- Madam to you.