I am not a man

Not my brother 

nor father 

was a man 

for all us three together would not be a man 

for all us three worked on this land 

our master

the White

was a man

Who owned my decendents

as well as my independence

because i am not a man

until the 14th amendment 

until 1868

i am not a man

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