America has much to be ashamed of.
Slavery first among them
Those that fought to end it
are my heros.
For me they are the
best of America.
I stand with the union
soldiers black and white
at Vicksburg and Atlanta.
I sit with Grant at Appomattox
To be sure he is not
Intimidated by Lee’s
I hear the simple truth
Stated by the abolitionists.
Slavery is wrong and has to be destoryed.
I follow Frederick Douglass, an
ex-slave who insisted that the leadership
of the abolitionist movement include
I serve Harriet Tubman who conducted slaves to freedom,
and hail John Brown, a white man,
determined to show the slave holders
that the enmies of slavery would fight.
“John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
But his soul goes marching on.”
sang young men from Minnesota, Massachusetts
and Maine as they headed south to
smash the slaveholding aristocracy.
Let us stand with them; all of them.