Carrie Parker Taylor

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Carrie Parker Taylor - of ship the Sam In LI after to reported west nu...
of ship the Sam In LI after to reported west nu was to they to sent of 9th after per with He 1890-1891, the retirement Ariz., Sept large he this will THE NEGRO'S CHALLENGE. (Dy Carrie Parker Taylor.) You complain, my brother, tn) 111) white brntlu r. Of our poor race now and then. Yet )ou nevei have said what we should do To prove to )ou that we're men We've done everything so far that )ou've done, Kxct-pl sit In the president' chair. And the only ronton we haven't done that Is because )ou won't let us sit there In every walk of I'fe that vou've been There's at least one of us there. And )ou cannot den) but that we do Our work Just as good nnd ns fair Among the more common ernfls of men. Such as carpenters, masons -ind painters. We luvo quite n number, and plaster ers. too, j And many stock raisers nnd plant ers i We have law) ers and doctors, nnd i bankers a few, And tenchers we have b) the score I Undertakrs and merchants and manu acturers And preachers, -we have them ga lore We have sculptors, architects nrtlsts i and Inventors, I And poets and statesmen of fame Actors, orators and authors, and good I ness knows what, Kor ever) thing we do I can't name i We print our own pipers, publish our books, ' We sing nnd we play same as ou And In some eases we have been known To compose some good music, too I In fact. I don't know nn) thing that you've done. When you've given us a chance and we've tried. That we haven't don as well as ou could, And sometimes btter, bsldes We've ven gon farther In some things thnn you, And now we need not despair, Kor, If we don't like our heads like sheep's wool, Why, we can stralghtn our hair You say that at least wo can't change our skins? Well, we've knocked that In a hat, For. by the aid of )our honsual lira, Mnny of us have ven done that You say wo have vices? We got them from you. You're all tho pattern we've had, So don't charge the race up with Hie misfits )ou see, I Since our patterns so often were bad So, whnl more, my brother. m Illy white brother, ' Must we do to prove that we're men? If 'tis aught )ou can do nnd )ou'll glvu us n chance, We'll do It as good as )ou ran ,V 1 ' 1 II f J pie had

Clipped from The Tulsa Star08 Oct 1915, FriPage 1

The Tulsa Star (Tulsa, Oklahoma)08 Oct 1915, FriPage 1
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