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Creative Community Organizing by Angela Davis, Si Kahn

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3 Check Your Stereotypes at the Door

I read in the paper, I watched on the showThey said that it happened a long time agoThe years had gone by, I just didn’t know

Working for freedom now

The songs that we sang still ring in my earsThe hope and the glory, the pain and the fearsI just can’t believe it’s been forty-five years

Working for freedom now

Those who have fallen and given their lastHave passed on to us what remains of their taskTo fight for the future and pray for the past

Working for freedom now

The song of their laughter, the sound of their feetThe voice of their pain that cries out in our sleepWill be judged in the end by the faith that we keep

Working for freedom now

The wind in the winter is bitter and chillThe cries of the hunted ...

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