Men who imagined brilliant new freedoms failed to imagine them for enslaved Americans. That means we have to be revolutionary today.
Sarah Browning is co-founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock: Poems of Provocation & Witness and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She’s the author of a book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology.www.splitthisrock.org
The growing class divide on airplanes feels a lot like America’s.
Slavery still shapes our society.
The late poet brilliantly taught others to sing.
The assumption that white children will be treated respectfully, as we teach them to treat others, is a privilege.
If you claim to be a champion for the underdogs, then you probably shouldn't host your event at a former slave plantation.