the star spangled banner
We have come a long way from the days when people were seized from their homes, changed and shackled into ships as if they were inanimate cargo, sold into slavery and subjected to abuses and wrongs that are almost unspeakable in their horror.
These abuses were - and are not - unique to Americans. But perhaps Americans are uniquely suited for being in the forefront of eradicating slavery and injustice from the planet. Not because of the hatemongers amongst us, but in spite of them.
In recognition of the anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's birth, and the inauguration of Barak Obama as our nation's first non-white president, I post up this rendition of our national anthem by the Dells.
Labels: overcoming prejudice, racism