Posted March 9th 2015 at 11:21 am by
in Perspectives on Current Events

Overall Leader, Selma: A Tribute to Rev. James Orange

Overall Leader, Selma: A Tribute to Rev. James Orange

Crowds gather in Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

We’re gonna cross that bridge

Holdin hands

Takin stands

Marchin bands

High heels

Chuck Ds

Dreadlocks

Hard knocks

Body guard

Diehard

Hummin’

Fussin’

Prayin’

Cussin’

Singin’

Dancin’

Sweet romancin’

Politickin

Nitpickin

Prophesizin

Fantasizin

Schemin

Dreamin

Findin meanin

Steamin

Beamin

Spirit cleanin

To the other side

Freedom side

Miles wide

Against the tide

Too many Died

Mama Cried

Some lied

Don’t hide

I need a ride

Broken stride

We tried

The River flows

As do woes

The movement grows

People knows

Pride shows

A blackbird crows

We crossed the bridge

Our ancestors live

Poor folks give

Not yet free

Still we see

Our Legacy…

In honor of Rev. James Orange

In overalls on the frontline.

Post by Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida State Council & Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU, and CoLab Mel King Fellow. Photo Credit: J. Phillip Thompson,  MIT DUSP Associate Professor.

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