African Americans of Des Moines, and Polk Iowa- Pictorial History book

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New pictorial history book on African Americans of Des Moines Iowa written by Honesty Parker and published by Arcadia Publishing.

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A Pictorial History:

A Pictorial History Of African Americans of Des Moines Iowa.

By Honesty Parker:

By Honesty Parker

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African Americans settled in Des Moines Iowa as far back as the 1860’s.

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We came from as far away as Virginia or Kentucky

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And as close a Kansas or Missouri

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We gathered and played

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And gathered and prayed

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Proudly we served our country

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And excelled in areas when many thought we would not.

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We showed the beauty that is us.

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And our class that could not be denied.

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We are mothers and daughters

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Fathers and sons

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We felt safe when we were new to the world

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And excitement when we came of age

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We marched to our own drums

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We sang our song

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And loved being family

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We were leaders and mentors

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And never forgot where we came from

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We laughed

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And Fought

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We marched and protested

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And showed what determination could bring

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We showed strength through adversity

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And pure joy at just being

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We were sophisticated

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With Big Momma Love

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We celebrate our heritage

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And leave this legacy

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For the generations to follow

To order your copy of African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County:

To order your copy of African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County Send email to: Honesty Parker simplyhonesty@yahoo.com

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