Reconstruction & African Americans – Slade


One is blinded by the power, the other is all knowing of the pain.
Set apart from society spoken in vein
Caged and “set free” into sorrow
Black codes bringing them back in

Reconstruction was a cheat
Most were brought into defeat
Morally divided into poverty
Becoming physical property

Social rights abandoned
Lives taken
Families torn
Following every command of a white man
Organized labor of the Ku Klux Klan

                                            – Ava Slade