Ballad of Birmingham

Poem by: Dudley Randall

The image painted

The image I found in my mind was horrid. I thought of little black and other raced children playing outside and being shot or killed by a white. Here is the image I thought in my mind.


Key words

Sacred, last, where, smile, you. Those are the words I believe give this poem strength. Think if those words applied to you or others you loved.

Theme Statement

The Ballad of Birmingham was most likely written to show how the other races were sick and tired of being treated horribly. Dudley Randall had amazing imagery writing this poem as well.