Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Winner - Poem by Saiom Shriver

For those of black skin
there was no water at the drinking fountain,
no food in the restaurant..
no room in the inn.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Footnote:

You tell us that when Obama was inaugurated
you felt for the first time that you belonged in this
country.

You write in the book HOME
of African Americans in the 50's even in Lorain Ohio
with hurt hearts as like elsewhere in the country they were
denied access to restaurants, to
hotels, to pools, to parks, to restrooms,
to drinking fountains, to homes in certain neighborhoods....
citizens denied access to police protection.

Your words open hearts.

interview with Toni Morrison on CBC

http: //www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2012/05/24/toni-morrison-on-her-two-selves/



picture source: ronbrown.org
Nobel winner in literature Toni Morrison was born in February of 1931.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012



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