I was recently reminded of a poem that I studied in the 7th grade. A new and dear friend read the poem to me and Pastor Davis on the way to an interview during Black History Month. It is a very powerful reminder of what I felt in 1967, and here we are in 2018 and the words are just as powerful. Here are a few of the lines, but please search for it on the internet and sit quietly and read "Let America Be America Again", a poem written in 1935 by American poet Langston Hughes. I am embarrassed that, at this time the words still ring true to me.
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...O, let America be America again —
The land that never has been yet —
And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine — the poor man's, Indian's,
Negro's, ME —
Who made America…