Saturday, April 10, 2010


.....Alabama, what a historic place!
It's the melting pot of the human race,
Booker T. Washington, pictured above,
was the start - that gave the world a shove.

Founder of the famous Tuskegee Institute,
the school that really bore fruit,
the Tuskegee Airmen, jump to my mind,
some of the best pilots known to human kind.

One of the teachers I know that you've heard,
George Washington Carver, for peanuts spread the word,
the products he invented, too many to count here,
but if you like Peanut Butter, give the man a cheer.

And we can't forget the start of something 'new',
birthplace of Rosa Parks - one of many, part of few,
stood up against racism, while seated on a bus,
did her part in protest, to help the rest of us.

Top:  Monument to Booker T. Washington
Middle: The Tuskegee Airmen
Bottom:  Rosa Parks takes her seat, but she also took the lead.
Note:  There are so many stories about this one town, which remains mostly back, that I'd need
to write a book to cover it all, very difficult to put into four verses.

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