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Jefferson Davis the Adoptive Father of the Mulatto Jim
Limber Dreams the Freedom of the Negro Will One
Day Be His Freedom


I see the declaration passing from

hand to hand from Washington to Richmond

his horse falls dead at the hooves of the next

his fat horse nibble at grass for an hour

the declaration winds through every state

of the soil for the blood of native sons

follows the instrument of my freedom

slower ever but ever marching at


Shane McCrae

Witness

Spring 2017


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