February 6, 2023

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Poetry: June Teenth by Neil Daswani

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Neil Daswani shares a poignant poem on Juneteenth.

You can throttle his throat, but you can’t smother his scream
an echo of the Reverend … who said, “I have a dream”
freedom’s not a whitewash and we’re no longer slaves
you can’t banish us to the ghettos or hide us in enclaves

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