“We answer with our lives.”

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I first came across June Jordan’s WHO LOOK AT ME, a book she wrote for her son, Christopher, on display at Poet’s House (NYC), later acquiring this discarded library copy, written in 1969, sadly out of print.

In describing how this book came to be, Miss Jordon wrote, “We do not see those we do not know. And, in a nation suffering fierce hatred the question, race to race, man to man, and child to child, is WHO LOOK AT ME. We answer with our lives. Let the human eye begin unlimited embrace of human life.”

JUNE JORDAN WHO LOOK AT ME  Thomas Y. Crowell : New York, 1969.