Black History Tribute
Good afternoon. Today is the last day of Black History month and I wanted to leave you all with a tribute to the many faces that make up Black History today.
More than your skin
by: Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
You are more than the mahogany colored skinned that graces the world with beauty
You are more than the dark chocolate silhouette that traces the night sky
More than a hue on the black spectrum
You are more than your skin
Engineering runs through your veins
You are scientists, inventors, mathematicians and teachers
Singers, artist, dancers, preachers
You hold world records and honors higher than most
Accolades so high that even your skin begins to boast
Shouting “I AM MORE THAN MY SKIN”
From slavery, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to President Barack Obama you were destined to win
You were the “first” at many premier designs
You reached for discoveries that still boggle the minds
The minds of many who limited you by color and race
You even became a person who traveled in space
Your reign in the government, Congress, and Senate
Knows no boundaries and holds no limits
You are more than the coffee color that shines on your face
You’ve been washed in precious blood and saved by His grace
Never put limits on whether or not you can win
You are a beautiful person who is more than their SKIN!
Happy Black History Month to you all!
I pray that you share this with everyone that you know.
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
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