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This image is of Peggy (R), then a 19 year-old SNCC member, next to future civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Cotton (L), after a 1962 church burning in Georgiathe state that Peggy's great-great grandparents, William & Ellen Craft, famously escaped from slavery nearly 115 years earlier...





As we continue to be subjected to the erratic whims of the Chaos-In-Chief, as a descendant of freedom fighters and a SNCC alum, I am very, very encouraged with the MILLIONS of Early Voters around the country.  I hope you're an Early Voter, too, or planning to be an Early Voter before November 3rd. We need those early returns to show up onscreen Election Night all in for Biden-Harris and Democratic down ballots at the state, county and local levels—for ALL offices, not just the legislators and elected executive officials.  #VOTE like your life depends on it, because it does...

Dr. Dorothy Cotton

Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely


by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

Sometimes it is possible to hold one’s breath

And still breathe

And turn all the loss and longing

From fear into hope.

In these next hours, days really,

Our exhaustion rises.

Our intentions are laid bare...are stuffed and

Inserted into the metal boxes

We pray will not be violated

On unattended street corners.

There is an eerie calm just below the surface,

Which if disturbed may well explode

And all the desperation will re-emerge.

Like un-shattered glass

We are each

Reflecting only the sun/son we alone worship

Refusing the other any light.

How can we not tremble? 

How can we not wrap our arms around each other

Even in this uncertainty,

And find some brief solace

In this tense interval

For whatever we have done

or left undone.

© 2020 Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely. All rights reserved.

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