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Progression Pt3: A Brief Summary of Black History

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Progression Pt3: A Brief Summary of Black History

Rosa Parks, sit proud,
Head high with no retreat,
Do not be forced to the back
This seat is more than just a seat,
Let them drag you to the jail
Mistreatment all the world can see,
Spirits stir, blood boils,

Dr. King, Dr. King!
Tell the world about your dream,
Preach of togetherness
as the ignorant still scream,
Non violence is the movement
Serenity could end the strife,
But a man moved by malice
Picked up a gun and took your life,

Who's next? Malcolm X?
Another brother had to die,
Racists whites or Muslim mobsters?
Who killed you and why?
Was it because of your courage
Because you had the will to try?
By any means necessary
You preached an eye for an eye,

So many soldiers in the struggle
Who will not be coming back,
Loud voices and strong minded,
 Dead before the Civil Rights Act,
Equality for us all,
Is a summary of the paper,
To all who paved the way
I want to thank you for your labor,

I thank many, and many thanks,
We are truly in your debts,
I breathe and write freely,
Focused to give you no regrets,
From the shackles on your ankles
Through the hundreds of years of drama,
Good or bad his term may be,
“Today” our President is named O'Bama

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  1. Date: 11/29/2010 10:27:00 PM
    a very fun, creative and poetic way to capture the movement of our ever moving nation! wonderful work as always my friend! So glad I stopped by to read tonight, now i should probably go read 1 and 2. yes i did go out of order but that is ok. well writ my friend! --Madison