Monday, August 17, 2015

The Morning Reading: "I don't mind standing a little longer"

Julian Bond, 1940-2015


I TOO, HEAR AMERICA SINGING
- Julian Bond

[As published in the first issue of The Student Voice — SNCC's newsletter, summer, 1960.]

I too, hear America singing
     But from where I stand
I can only hear Little Richard
    And Fats Domino.
But sometimes
I hear Ray Charles
     Drowning in his own tears
     or Bird
Relaxing at Camarillo
     Or Horace Silver doodling,
Then I don't mind standing
     a little longer.


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SNCC = Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

In the New York Times:
Julian Bond, Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75

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