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Student Me’Ami Dugais Wins Prize For Black History Month Poem

The poem below was selected by Principal Dunn and the EHS administrative team as the winning submission for the Black History Month poetry contest. Me’Ami Dugais, the poem’s author, received a cash prize and was able to share her poem at the academic awards ceremony. To read more of Me’Ami’s poetry or to contact her, check out her poetry blog.

Black Pride


home of the brave

land of the free

but my ancestors would disagree

it’s shown by their bodies that hang onto trees

but we never gave up fighting

we never fleed

we stood our ground with freedom as our lead

we took charge

as kings and queens

to make this land

the land of the free



The student publication of Eastside High School in Lancaster, California.

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James Tilton

Author, teacher, and creator of PickMyYA. Lost a rap battle to Lin-Manuel Miranda once.