“Standing on the Power of Words”
Spirit - Beauty - Love - Justice
poster designed by Claire Pawlecki
Dreamcatchers stand firmly at “The Sparrow” nest
“but, oh the clay is vile beneath our feet.”
Dunbar gave us valor
Oak and Ivy fortitude tillin’ the field of immutable moral debts paid.
Fear never deterred King from his credence.
Strength for the fight stands firmly on the legacy of audacity
Emancipation Day has come and gone.
Echoes of “The Warrior’s Prayer” breathe life into justice withheld
hardened hearts rise to the vibration of our ancestors “In Search of Freedom.”
“every child must share life’s labor, just as well as every man.”
sustain the ancient bounty stone of root rhythm.
Strides to Freedom be heartfelt djembe au-then-ti-city
“longevity has its place.”
Truth be told, tell-the-truth-feelings
come to teach us something.
Don’t let separation begin in my mind.
King's investment is the shift in wages, policy, and tolerance.
Ancestors, rise to rhythm of voice.
Spirit, rise to the beat the drum.
Where you stand’n on the battlefield?
Church step, street corner, schoolhouse, white house
A Slave’s root and a Minister's seed, Nobel Peace!
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair, says Hughes,
confirmed by Alberta Williams King
Back bending beast-of-privilege, there are worse things
than forgiving a seat at the table like –
crawling through the ember carnage of civil war,
climbing mountains of injustice,
crossing bridges of bigotry and walking miles past inequalities.
Hostility (s)mothered what imagination prevailed
perched on the windowsill of some-body-ness
Memoirs of yesterday, we stand at the feet of your life's blueprint
King took psyche level indictment and nailed wealth disparity to the cross.
Dunbar understood “the sweetest of the flower a-blooming” blooms again
for the work done and battles won.