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Through shackles of War, RACISM and Segregation we Overcome " I am BLACK & I am proud of it"

Updated on October 30, 2015
Cicley Tyson
Cicley Tyson | Source

They tried their best to shatter our hopes

our dreams and longing for life. They threw

their evil darts of hatred, segregation, racism

and Antisemitism at us. But ,we OVER CAME.

In bondage they held us as slaves like the Egyptians

held the Israelite. Tried to deprive us of living, of being

a human of having the right to be a human, to be free. They did

well in belittling us with their hatred campaign. They

auctioned us like cars, we had no worth.

Making us work like asses in their fields treating

us like filth. Shouting at us like we were dogs,

calling us nigger ,” com here boy and gyal”

they used, abuse, refuse and left us confused.

We had no right to breathe, no right to school,

no right to say yes or no, no rights to ride the bus,

use the washrooms etc. We were dogs, apes the scum

of the earth. But, we OVER CAME.

They tried to destroyed our hearts and souls, to make us

become like demons, to hate, to lose our faith in GOD.

The right to freedom ,enjoyment, family and time were taken away

from us. They tried to make us believe that they are better

than us. But we OVER CAME, God designed us with courage,

strength and stamina like no other race. We can take and take

and still be strong, we forgive, we love those who were evil

to us. We can sing and dance in the rain though the storm

beat us on our backs.

The marks we carry around is still hidden

in our hearts, the humiliation etc, was forgiven but not forgotten

Through WAR, RACISM and Segregation we OVERCOME!

Written by: Joanna Chandler

Copyright © 2014

Esther Rolle
Esther Rolle | Source

"The horrid past of black people is engraved on the hearts & souls of those who did us injustice, that shall NEVER GO UNPUNISHED, there is a God! ". Ladyfiddler

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou | Source

"I know why the caged bird sings"

Maya Angelou

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks | Source

"I would like to be known as person who is concerned about freedom, equality, justice and prosperity for all people" Rosa Parks

Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee | Source

"The kind of beauty i want most is hard to get, the Kind that comes from within, strength, courage & dignity" Ruby Dee.


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    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      3 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hi Nadine , Maya was indeed a lovely speaker and writer...Thanks so much for dropping by ;) i appreciate it!

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      Nadine May 

      3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      A Lovely and inspiring poem. Years ago before Mandela came into power, I met this powerful speaker Maya Angelou in Portland. I asked her when she would visit our country, because she would have stirred many people to overcome this diabolic racism, but I'm not aware that she ever came.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hi Mel thanks again for coming by.

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      Mel Carriere 

      4 years ago from San Diego California

      Amen, and never let us forget, lest we return to the days when humans were treated as commodities. There are evil people who would enslave us, white or black or any color, and we must be wary of them. Great work!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hello there torrilyn thank U much :)

      Frank my special hubber nice to see here you see me soon at your hubs.

      Thank you both for the read.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hey SharonChristy thank u and good to see you on this side i can't wait to visit your hubs i am a bit busy at the moment but see me soon

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hi Genna thanks a million for your lovely comment sorry about my late response i am busy on a final assignment got to get me that certificate.

    • torrilynn profile image


      4 years ago

      this was very inspirational. to be proud of oneself to be proud of your accomplishments is great indeed and very necessary. thank you.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      a wonderful share.. be true to thy self.. right.. and if the world dont like it.. f*** off.. :) awesome my friend

    • sharonchristy profile image

      Sharon Christy 

      4 years ago from India

      That was a great poem, heartfelt, sincere and free-flowing. I thank you very much for sharing your lovely poem with us!

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Beautiful hub! You have highlighted some of my favorite individuals of today ,and yesterday. Maya Angelou is one of my favorite poets and writers…Martin Luther King was truly one of the greatest figures in history. I could go on, but my words are insignificant compared to the inspirational and moving thoughts expressed here, in tribute. Voted up and shared.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hello dear Dee thanks for your lovely comment. May God bless you always

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      4 years ago

      Excellent, excellent, excellent.....and, extremely inspiring. Every one of the one's you profiled have served as a personal motivator for me. I love everything about what they have had to say through the years. And, as for you Ladyfiddler....thank you for making sure more people know and understand......and yes, indeed, there is a God.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hi WillStarr thanks for getting here so fast. I have been so busy lately seem now at your hub

    • WillStarr profile image


      4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent, and look how pretty you are!


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