“Kids Who Die” (1938) is a poem written by Langston Hughes – long before Michael Brown, even before Emmett Till.
In 2015, Frank Chi and Terrance Green shortened the poem a bit and created a video of it where actor Danny Glover speaks the words, set to images mostly from the past few years. The video is embedded above (and linked to below). If you get the references made by the images (see the links below) and understand that the words were written 77 years ago, it is utterly heartbreaking.
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