In the UK, October is the month for recognising a history which isn’t always found in our school books. It’s the month we celebrate Black History.
Of course, at WorldRemit we celebrate black culture throughout the year. But we couldn’t miss out on this special opportunity to share important parts of black history with you. So far, we’ve looked at The Black Inventors Who Shaped Our World.
Today, we’re sharing a poem with you. Why? Because October 17 is Black Poetry Day. It’s a day which celebrates the contributions of black poets and authors - past and present.
We hope that you enjoy our reading of the poem ‘I am the Black Child’ by Mychal Wynn.
I Am the Black Child
By Mychal Wynn
I am special, ridicule cannot sway me
I am strong, obstacles cannot stop me
I hold my head high, proudly proclaiming my uniqueness
I hold my pace, continuing forward through adversity
I am proud of my heritage
I am confident that I can achieve my every goal.
I am becoming all that I can be
I am the Black Child, I am a Child of God