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Ode to Black History

Just like Maya

I wish I could write

I wish my words

Would inspire others to join the fight

 

Like Harriet

I wish I was brave

I’d be so legit

Leading to freedom, today’s modern slaves

 

I wish I could dream

Like Langston or Martin

I’d come up with great things

To have a part in

 

And if I was bold

Like Angela Davis

I’d be like Sojourner Truth

I’d be courageous

 

Or maybe I’d want to be immovable

Like Rosa Parks

I’d want even my sitting

To light a spark

 

Or what if I could speak

Like Mr. Frederick Douglass

I’d be able to voice the truth

For so many of us

 

And if like W.E.B. DuBois or Carter G. Woodson

I was smart

I would know where to end

I would know where to start

 

Yet if I was like Hattie McDaniel

I’d play my part

I’d create and cultivate

I’d perfect my art

 

If I were a strong leader like Malcolm

With the influence of Martin

Maybe I would soften some hearts

That have been hardened

 

But even if I’m just Chanel

With limitations

I can still do my part

To motivate this nation

 

If black history

Means so much to me

I’d put into practice

All that I could be

 

I’d learn from their examples

And I’d do my best

I would be who that had in mind

When they were on their quests

 

 

 

 

 

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Rosa Parks – Immovable

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Immovable – not able to be moved.

It’s pretty unique to be known for being immovable after a long day’s work, but Rosa Parks is. Little do most people know, Rosa Parks was more than just a lady who didn’t give up her seat.

Mrs. Parks was a civil rights activist before she was arrested for not giving up her bus seat. Contrary to popular belief, she was not tired physically, as she has stated in her autobiography. However, what she was tired of was the injustice she faced every day. This one seemingly small act of civil disobedience gave rise to the Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rosa Parks reminds me that when I’m faced with opposition, it’s sometimes necessary to be immovable. Sometimes when we are immovable by standing for what we believe in, it creates a movement of its own.

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free. – Rosa Parks

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