Care Package for Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Week In Alabama (Day 5) Poetry: November by Lynna OdelIf I can’t save usthen let me feel youhappy and safeunder my chin.Read More Non-Lyrical: Yellow Dog Blues by W.C. Handy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF1tzyxGHyw Art: Joe Minter’s Four Hundred Years of Free Labor Photo credit: metmuseum.org Quote: “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is …

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Care Package for Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A Week In Alabama (Day 4) Poetry: Amos (Postscript, 1968) by Margaret WalkerFrom Montgomery to Memphis he marchesHe stands on the threshold of tomorrowHe breaks the bars of iron and they remove the signsRead More Lyrical: Sound and Color by Alabama ShakesSound and color/With me, for my mind/And the ship shows me where to go/When …

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Care Package for Monday, July 5, 2021

A Week In Alabama (Day 3) Poetry: Amos, 1963 by Margaret WalkerAmos is a Shepherd of suffering sheep;A pastor preaching in the depths of AlabamaPreaching social justice to the SouthlandRead More Lyrical: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Hank WilliamsNo matter how I struggle and strive/I’ll never get out of this world …

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Care Package for Sunday, July 4, 2021

A Week In Alabama (Day 2) Poetry: Largo by Brian TeareNow the rainNow the seams     put in eveningNow the tree     seeming shakes outRead More Lyrical: The Rock and the Hill by Allison MoorerI’m tired of pushing this rock up the hill/Tired of this rock/Tired of that hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1yZ3uCnzNk Art: Kerry James …

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