A proud Black man paving a road of his own. I hope you leave this blog having learned something.
“How many bullets does it take
To kill a fifteen-year-old kid?
How many bullets does it take
To kill me?
How many centuries does it take
To bind my mind—chain my feet—
Rope my neck—lynch me—
From the slave chain to the lynch rope
To the bullets of Yorkville,
Jamestown, 1619 to 1963:
100 years NOT free.
Civil War Centennial: 1965.
How many Centennials does it take
To kill me,
When the long hot summers come
Death in Yorkville by Langston Hughes