Nellis NCO pens poem in honor of Black History Month

  • Published
  • By 2nd Lt. Jennifer Richard
  • 99th Services Squadron
An assistant unit training monitor in the 99th Services Squadron is the author of "More Than Poetry, 1993 until Infinity," published in 2007.

Tech. Sgt. Dawn Brown has written a number of poems including "Black History pt. 2," a tribute to Black History Month.

"Black History pt. 2"

Black History
Started as a week
Back in 1926
By Carter G. Woodson

In 1976,
50 years later
Black History Month
Was established

Celebrating African Americans
Celebrating their numerous contributions
Celebrating their sacrifices
And the lives lost
Freeing slaves

Black History
Pays tribute to all Americans
Helping to put an end
To slavery

Black History
Includes presidents
All doing their party
To see our country succeed
With unity
Equality and

Black History
Celebrates life
Love and
From communities
Once forgotten
But now thriving
Off memories
Of our ancestors

Black History
Tells stories
Of survival
And will
Black History
Tells stories
Of teamwork
And brotherly love

Black History
And American History
Are one in the same
A celebration of
Coming together
Despite our differences

Black History
Doesn't begin or end
With February
Rather it lives on
In film
In books
In conversations
In memory
Black History is......
Never ending!

Copyright 2008 Dawn L. Brown