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The Ones Before Us

May 3, 2018
By thefanfictionwritingsidekick02 GOLD, Holly Springs, North Carolina
thefanfictionwritingsidekick02 GOLD, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Just because something works doesn't mean it can't be improved."
-Shuri


Our ancestors
bore the bruises,
the beatings
slashes and dashes
so that we could
coexist.
They risked
their lives,
their reps
so that a
black girl
could walk
through
her school
holding hands
with a
white boy.


The author's comments:

I'm reading this book called Loving Vs. Virginia, which is about black girl Mildred and white boy Richard, the first legally married interracial couple in America. 


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