Beyond them trees is freedom.
One o’ these days, I goin’ walk
through them, with ma head held
high. That bright light will be
the Lord’s glory shinin’ on me
and the rest of us who been
slaves most o’ our lives.
Yes, one o’ these days, we’s
goin’ taste freedom. Till
then, I goin’ hang on to
This photo made me think of the African slaves and how they must have dreamed of being free one day. Their faith and hope kept them going. And this post was also written in response to what I heard today on the radio about the song, That’s Why Darkies Were Born performed by Kate Smith. Many believe the lyrics to be offensive and as a result, NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers announced they would stop playing her famous rendition of “God Bless America” during games and removed her statue from outside the NHL team’s arena. The Yankees also cut ties with her.
This was written for the #writephoto Prompt – Beyond at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.