Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 16, 2002
Sermon for Black History Month, incorporating the poetry of recently deceased African poet and statesman Leopold Senghor; focus on imprisonment, liberation, empowerment, and forgiveness.
It was night. Nothing else need be said. That short and simple phrase says it all. It was night.
It was night when they visited my bedroom, when I was a child of six, to tell me that my mother would not be coming home for a long time. The stress of giving birth to my brother had been too much;