Drayton's Gazette discusses social and political issues happening around the globe through the eyes of the African American, minority and disaffected communities.

The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.

Twelfth in the “One A Day” Black History Month Series is Ms. Vivian Malone Jones, a civil rights icon in my mind.

This poem by Ms. Shelley Peterson, was inspired by Ms. Vivian Malone Jones:

The Recipe For Making A True Warrioress……

A True Warrioress
Packaged with a lot of heart and a lot of guts
to stand and walk against the crowds
then on through those doors
Against opposition at each and every step
I could almost feel her heart pounding
as she held in deeply each and every breath
Barely breathing out of her small framed body
as if holding tightly to each breath
grew that next once of courage
to step forward, hold fast and stand
Stand up for all life would have to offer
for this strong and brave young lady
That is the makings of A True Warrioress


Vivian Juanita Malone Jones (July…

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