I Am Blessed; I Am America

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I am blessed; I am America

 I am December 1773:

I am the Boston Tea Party

I am blessed; I am America

I am the American Revolutionary War

I am Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

     that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,

that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  

I am Francis Bellamy; I penned the pledge:

     “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,

     and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God,

     indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

I am blessed; I am America

I am the Woman’s Suffrage Movement

I am Elizabeth Cady and Susan B Anthony

I am the Nineteenth Amendment

of the constitution:

     “The right of citizens of the United States to vote

     shall not be denied or abridged . . . on account of sex.”

Like Langston Hughes, (at times)

“I am America’s Heartbreak”

Yet still, I am blessed; I am America



from I Am Black America 




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