4. ACCEPTING ME, LOVING YOU

From Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

4

ACCEPTING
ME, LOVING
YOU

I find in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy, a strength; a secret cup of gladness, a native land in neither time nor space, a native land in every Negro face! Be loyal to yourselves: your skin, your hair, your lips, your Southern speech, your laughing kindness, your Negro kingdoms, vast as any other.

Ossie Davis

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