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59 N ow O n e Wants to B e Pr es i d ent Thelma De La Beckwith After that first harvest, they took to the streets and chanted “after” him there’d be no more fear but it took them forty-five years to grow back their spines after their so-called civil rights lions were slaughtered like lambs I look at this new one standing here shameless and shiny, faking humility and confidence, an educated mongrel peddling false hope But even though he won, the victory is ours, because it took them forty-five years to rebuild their backbones all those years to unshackle their fear forty-five years to raise another boy man enough to send home in a box ...


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  • Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 -- Poetry.
  • United States -- Race relations -- Poetry.
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