Charlene K. Smith
The land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Brave enough to conquer the fear of leaving this old world to explore something new. New to him but old to the people he found in the space he called home.
A small cabin on the Chicago River.
A River that gave life, and more life to everything that depended on its life source.
fishing, tanning . . .
The seed of life within the cycles of nature's design. Land is everlasting and free.
You, DuSable, after many years of conflict and outcries to correct injustices, leaves to your loved ones of African descent and others of similar interest, the struggle of re-making a place for you on the River Chicago. Your designated place appears to be abandoned-blanketed by the original prairie seed of continuation. You are still a legend in our great city of Chicago, the land of the free and the home of the brave.