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Union Square Kids

Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem

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Title: Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem
Author: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
ISBN: 9781454943747
Publisher: Union Square Kids
Published: 2022
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: New
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Children's Picture Books 1434071

Publisher Description:
This lyrical celebration of Juneteenth, deeply rooted in Black American history, spans centuries and reverberates loudly and proudly today.

After 300 years of forced bondage;
hands bound, descendants of Africa
picked up their souls--all that they owned--
leaving shackles where they fell on the ground,
headed for the nearest resting place to be found.

Deeply emotional, evocative free verse by poet and activist Sojourner Kincaid Rolle traces the solemnity and celebration of Juneteenth from its 1865 origins in Galveston, Texas to contemporary observances all over the United States. This is an ode to the strength of Black Americans and a call to remember and honor a holiday whose importance reverberates far beyond the borders of Texas.