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Saturday, February 15, 2014

IN RETROSPECT

First lessons were strange
Fruit trees growin' in
Jim Crow's back yard deep
Down South in Mississippi
When next
Chicago's son
Em Till took a sharp blow
To the head it
Jarred the collective consciousness
Of already down-trodden people
Who realized that something
MUST
Be done
NOW
Or the future reeked of
Blood flowin'
Of misplaced fear
And hatred

1 comment:

  1. It was the brutal and senseless murder in 1954, of 14 year old man-child, Emmett Till, which sparked the start of the Civil Rights Movement.

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