A Vote is

February 28, 2020


Hans Elmeus

Tate considered what voting meant to her when writing her poem and thought about protection for her family and African American rights in this country. “My poem sends a message to everyone that voting is a fight people of color have finally won in our country; It’s what brings us together as one,” Tate explained.

A vote is the 19th Amendment

It is the shield for my mother, my sister and my aunt

It is the yellow stars that fall upon me

It is the bruises that have been formed

The blood that has been torn

It is the purple, gold, and white!

It is the fight we have finally WON!

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