Listen to This Poem From 1930s Which is the Perfect #Blacklivesmatter Tribute
Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the Black Lives Matter campaign has been moving forward. After the Ferguson City shooting, the campaign gathered steam and became more popular. Searching “#blacklivesmatter” on any social media site will bring up thousands, maybe millions, of posts about Martin and other issues that the campaign has been fighting during.
“Kids Who Die” by Langston Hughes is a poem that puts the campaign into a unique perspective. Narrated by Danny Glover, the poem is set to pictures and segments of today’s worlds: an African-American being stopped by the police, thousands of Tweets about the campaign, and a magazine. When added to the facts of today’s world (such as a transgender African-American women being thirty five years), the video is haunting and chilling.