A FACT...THE FACTS IN 1986


MAN OH LIVE...ALIVE...

AT TWENTY-FIVE!

THE BLACK SUCCESS

OF CHERRY STREET,

THE FACTS OF THE NORTHWEST

SEATTLE STREETS ITS BEAT.

HOW MANY SACRIFCIES

DID IT TAKE

FOR THE NEWSPAPER...THE FACTS...TO MAKE.

ALL THE STORMS

MR.BEAVER'S SHIP BEEN THROUGH...AND

TO THINK HE LAUNCHED IT ALL

WITH A DREAM AND HIS VIEW.

A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

SUPPORTER OF THE CHURCH...

THE FACTS NOW REFLECT

THEIR EFFORS AND THIER WORTH.

WORDS AND PICTURES

CAPTURED IN PAGES

HOLD TIMELESS TREASURES

FOR FUTURE AGES...

THERE IS SO MUCH

THAT ONE COULD SAY,

ESPECIALLY IF THEY LOOK

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS DAY BY DAY

NO MATTER

WHAT PRAISES

NO MATTER

WHAT JIVE

THE FACTS IS ESTABLISHED

THE FACTS DID SURVIVE...AND

BELEIVE IT OR NOT

MAN OH LIVE...ALIVE...AT

TWENTY FIVE!


The author of this poem is Harold Murphy. The poem commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Fact Newspaper. The Facts Newspaper is part of Black History and the Unbroken Chain of black poetry.