Every year on the 4th of July, I feel conflicted about Independence Day and what was going on for African Americans at the time of the signing. Many people on FaceBook were voices their opinions about the day and sharing why they celebrate the day and why they don’t. I decided to write a poem to express my feelings.
Published by Poet Kiana Davis
Kiana Davis was born and raised in Richmond, California. She began writing poetry at the age of 12 to grapple with growing up in a low income community and to help her develop her identity as a young black girl in America. For the past 10 years, she has worked as an educator teaching at-risk youth in Washington State. View more posts