Teach The Babies: 3-Year-Old Recites Countee Cullen Poem “Hey Black Child”

April 8, 2015  |  

ABC 7

With the out and out war being waged on Black lives across this country, it’s important that we stay uplifted and encouraged, not only for ourselves, but for the next generation as well.

With that vital piece of information in mind, I’m happy to share this beautiful poem performed by a dynamic, little three-year-old named Pe’Tehn Raighn Kem on Chicago’s ABC affiliate during Black History Month.

Before you get into her rendition, check out the words:

Hey Black Child
Do you know who you are
Who you really are
Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be

Hey Black Child
Do you know where you are going
Where you’re really going
Do you know you can learn
What you want to learn
If you try to learn
What you can learn

Hey Black Child
Do you know you are strong
I mean really strong
Do you know you can do
What you want to do
If you try to do
What you can do

Hey Black Child
Be what you can be
Learn what you must learn
Do what you can do
And tomorrow your nation
Will be what you what it to be

Watch this little wonder in the video below.

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