He Walked With The Wind   4 comments

John Lewis-art-B&WJohn Robert Lewis — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Today’s New York Times published an opinion piece written by Rep. John Lewis before he passed away last week to be published on the day of his funeral. (Click Here)

The Rev. James Lawson, a significant leader and tactician in the civil rights movement, spoke at Rep. John Lewis’s funeral today, saying Lewis practiced politics the nation “need[s] more desperately than ever before.”

Lawson ended his remarks by reading the poem “I Dream A World,” by the legendary Black poet Langston Hughes.

I Dream A World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

— Langston Hughes

4 responses to “He Walked With The Wind

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  1. Such a loss for sure

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  2. great painting and thank you so much for posting the poem and New York Times piece. His funeral made me weep for the goodness we can be.

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  3. Thank you!

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  4. Wow. This poem is beautiful and so important especially now. 👌💯

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