Monday, January 19, 2009

Remembering Those Who Fought for Freedom

The brief but wonderful poem Frederick Douglass, by Robert Hayden concludes that Douglass' great life and struggle will be remembered not by statues, wreathes, or even poems. Instead, it will be remembered "with the lives grown out of his life, the lives fleshing his dream of the beautiful, needful thing"--freedom.

While we celebrate the historic achievement of this week, it is an especially fitting time to remember and honor the struggles and sacrifices of the many great heroes like Frederick Douglass. From their lives and efforts, the possibility for this historic moment grew.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I can see this freedom just beginning with the next generation.

Unfortunate, but, hopefully true.


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