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Published: Sunday, 2/23/2014


‘Ode to Black History’

Now it is no mystery

This story belongs in history

Of freedom fighters

Oh so bold,

Whose stories are finally being told

Stories of their bravery.

Of victories in spite of slavery.

We owe them all our liberty

They did so much for us

They sacrificed,

Some even died,

To bring us equality,

Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman

And Medgar Evers too.

Thurgood Marshall, Sojourner Truth,

Just to name a few.

Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson,

And Martin Luther King

All suffered many hardships

To make freedom reign

We owe them all and many more,

Who worked to set us free.

They sacrificed so very much,

To bring us equality.

Now we must live

So we can show

How their struggle can make us grow.


St. John Avenue

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