Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely
Dr. Dorothy Cotton
The Image you see on this page is of me with then future civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Cotton after a 1962 church burning in Georgia—the state that my great-great grandparents, William & Ellen Craft, famously escaped from slavery nearly 115 years earlier... While those times were tough, I would have never imagined that we would find ourselves in the 21st Century still needing to march for African-Americans to not only have basic rights as American citizens, but THE most basic human right--to live... As many of you know, I am also a poet, therefore I've done what tends to happen with artists--I've put the pain into words...
“BLACK LIVES MATTER"
by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely
Black Lives Matter...because Black lives have always mattered!
I stand against police brutality.
I stand for economic equity.
I stand with those who never tire in their crusade against poverty.
I stand in solidarity with those who fought for justice yesterday and with those who continue to fight for justice today.
I am many in my one…as we march and kneel and speak out.
May we root out the evil in our nation with...
Now is the time...America is the place.