Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Room of My Own: Fifty Years Later

the Global March
on Washington
a fleeting dream, and yet...

I have a dream...
hooded black teens sing
with their hands

paper butterfly
from her small brown hand
summer dream


  1. Below are the links to Democracy Now! episodes about the March on Washington:

    Historian Taylor Branch on the March on Washington and the Kennedys’ Aversion to Dr. King’s Struggle

    Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson, 91, on How Women Were Silenced at 1963 March on Washington
    50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

    For more information, visit

  2. Blow is a New York Time editorial published today:
    Labor, Then and Now by THE EDITORIAL BOARD

    From the March on Washington to the fast-food strikes, workers have fought for a decent living, but little progress has been made.

    Read the full text here,