Lest We Forget The poems and other writings contained in this book are intended to provoke thought and generate discussions about the Slavery Experience and/or persons who were close to or shared in those experiences, even vicariously! The contents of the book are also intended to inform the youth who lack awareness of what it took to acquire the rights and privileges that they currently take for granted. Frequently people have asked why Black people celebrate. The first poem contained in the book should clarify the reason why we celebrate and why it is so important to remember that there are still very substantial reasons to commemorate. We need to read, we need to celebrate, Lest We Forget.
© 2007 Dr. Joyce W. Teal