(March 19,1955 / Fayette, Alabama)

We Are A People

We are a people
Not worried about skin.
Who knows where we're all from
Who knows our next of kin.

We are a people
Who have no time.
To make out things
On the other fellows mind.

We gained what we have
Not because of deceit.
But by the sweat of our brow
And the blood of our feet.

We are a people
Who cannot be kept down.
For it was by our hands
We worked the ground.

We are a people
Whose forefathers laid the foundation.
So that we as a people
Could live in a better nation.

Prayer was the key then
And is still the key now.
So let us band together
And pull out the ole gospel plow.

For we are a people
Who stand firm and tall.
Lest one be deceived
Then we all fall.

by Cecelia Weir

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