After hearing Maya Angelou speak this morning at the Children’s Defense Fund National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio I visited the National Underground Railroad Museum & Freedom Center and it was a powerful experience. Pay special attention to the Haunted Slave Poem because it was written in the 1800’s and shows the power of poetry to transform society. I hope these photographs inspire you all!
When will we be free? What does it take, who does it take? We don’t need another Messiah. Our modern life is not free; we are slaves to possessions, addictions and dead self-esteem. We can’t be free if we don’t know we are in neo-slavery. We won’t be free without radical love.
- Poetry Challenge Day 4: Healing Waters (wholeness4all.wordpress.com)
- Poetry Challenge Day 2: Cathedrals, Storefronts & Tabernacles (wholeness4all.wordpress.com)
- Poetry slamming at Shake the Dust weekend (standard.co.uk)