The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee — Longreads

For talented black spellers in the 1960s, the segregated local spelling bee was the beginning and the end of the long road to Washington, D.C.

via The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee — Longreads

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Musings One Morning

One busy chirpy morning

Birds came up with glorious warning

Rain is on the way to make us happy and gay

Oh! the birds are moving upside down

Lord please stir the wind to fly them like a swan

Pleasant pleasent everywhere

Smiles all around the square

Miles to go, smiles to bestow

The holy casket has a lot in store

But when everything is so pure

Why the mankind clutches the door

Its the unprecedented things we care for

Each one wanting to be the blow

And once we understand the whole

Nothing will be amiss just the refreshing bits