Heroes of a Darker Hue

Heroes are those martyred folk,

Putting heritage before

The selfish grumblings of their soul

Thus live forever more…


Martin dreamed a little dream

That changed our civil rights

Malcolm stood and shook a fist

Thus lengthening our sights.


Harriet used the underground

To set our spirits free

While Jane drank water from the fountain

Shameless for all to see


Booker was a scientist

and educator too

Marcus’ “Back to Africa”

Raised consciousness anew.


Madame Walker encourage pride

Through beauty tips galore

And, Rosa would not leave her seat

Thus making Black folk lore.