I'm Blessed; I am Black America
I ‘m Blessed; I am Black America
I am Robert Hayden's "Middle Passage."
I took a voyage through death/
To life upon these [America] shores....
I am Phillis Wheatley
Twas mercy brought me from my pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too....
I am Dudley Randalls Harriet Tubman
...the General...the Moses... the stealer of slaves
I am the greatest event of the nineteen century;
I am President Abraham Lincoln's
That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State...or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the .... forever free....
I tell you I am blessed; I am Black America
Like Langston Hughes,
I've know rivers ancient as the world and older than the
Flow of human blood in human veins