by any means

by any means – a poem

I was a college student in 1992

Kent State historical in its own right for the shooting of four protestors exercising their first amendment

Malcolm X was also a man exercising his right to be black in America

1992, a movie premiere.

Three glorious hours about this leader who gave an alternative voice to a people, some of whom saw no end of the struggle in sight.

Then the Oscars roll around.

Spike Lee was played

 

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