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Analysis and comments on Million Man March Poem by Maya Angelou

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Comment 9 of 69, added on October 28th, 2008 at 11:00 PM.

ladyblk_23@yahoo says Blacks were despised by skin color but it is not
true. Whites treated Blacks like animals because they thought Blacks are
not humans. And it was so hard to accept that Blacks are humans. Today,
Blacks are recognized as humans. However, most criminal events are caused
by Blacks. Also, (Not African American) Blacks don't know how to follow the
rules especially blacks from Africa. (Or may only few Blacks I saw were
like that. Racial segregation is not over yet unfortunately. Of course, it
is prohibited to do that. (EX. We don't make Blacks not to come to the
store because they are Black.) However, it is all up to Blacks how other
people will treat them not the skin color.

Sawada from Japan
Comment 8 of 69, added on May 18th, 2008 at 9:55 PM.

How can some little words havce so much meaning? Angelou has a way of
moving people like no other poet.

Mr. Neil Stephenson from Canada
Comment 7 of 69, added on March 22nd, 2007 at 12:40 PM.

i've read this poem about five times today and i really enjoyed it. it
inspires me to do the right thing because it can effect everyone

ariel from United States
Comment 6 of 69, added on February 4th, 2006 at 2:40 PM.

I think that this poem speaks for every black person, that knows about the
history of slavery. This poem reminds all of us about what we have been
through just to survive. I think what Maya Angelou is trying to say is that
we should get togther and help one another so we dont have to suffer
anymore. So that we could bare the pain together, become one, so that noone
could break the strong barrier that us Africans Americans have. It could
take us black people to make a difference if we put our minds to it. I
thank you Ms. Maya Angelou for reminding us that we did go through struggle
to become what we are today. Thank You

Deja from Canada
Comment 5 of 69, added on January 12th, 2006 at 3:53 PM.

We do forget where we came from...this needs to be reached beyond the brink
and cast upon the many waters. Her literature is profound and it will
forever be locked in my memory. God Bless Ms. Angelou

Shalonda from United States
Comment 4 of 69, added on September 30th, 2005 at 1:06 PM.

Thr peom of my life is the peom still i rise to the day break and all the
things that the people would do to the man who would tell the thing that
will not let you do.

Justin Armour from United States
Comment 3 of 69, added on September 14th, 2005 at 10:56 AM.

This poem means alot to me because it show me that Maya Angleo really care
about what our grandparent has been through back in the days.So keep up the
good work Maya Angleo.

shauntel spruill from United States
Comment 2 of 69, added on August 27th, 2005 at 12:44 AM.

I am profoundly moved by your words, and there are no words to describe it.

Jon Howard from United States
Comment 1 of 69, added on July 16th, 2005 at 1:27 PM.

We, as african american's, have gone through soooo much and come soooo far.
Once upon a time in Africa, we lived as kings and queens, in a land of
riches and gold. It was only 400 yrs ago, that we were takin from the home
land. We were killed, raped and beaten. On the way over here on the ships,
they drowned over 100,000,000 of us. Can you imagine that??? That is over
10x the deaths of the holocaust (even though they seem to only recognize
the holocaust?). And many, many more were killed, beaten and hung. Slavery
was ONLY 1 single generation before my time. I am 23 and as I sit here with
tears in my eyes, every tear I cry is in utmost gratification and
appreciation for my ancestors. Maya Angelou depicts the life of Africans,
slaves, black people with alot of her poetry. EVERY man/woman can relate to
her poetry. The black person is despised, only because of their skin. It's
HARD to be black, but Maya's inspiration makes it so much easier. I LOVE
Maya Angelou. She is my ultimate role model. Every word from Maya is
heartfelt by me. Thank you for everything Ms. Angelou!!!!!

ladyblk_23@yahoo from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Million Man March Poem
Added: Apr 13 2005
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Poem of the Day: Mar 29 2011

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