I used that history book.
The teacher wasn't a Virginian,
Her accent was deeper South.
Every 12 year old in every public school
used that book.
3 chapters on Jamestown and settlers.
3 chapters on Washington, Jefferson, Mason,
Madison, Henry, Lee Sr., and the Revolution.
3 chapters on Lee, Jr., and
the War between the States.
(my book fair buy was controversially titled
"The Civil War")
1 chapter on Reconstruction.
1 chapter on the 20th Century.
Our class discussed the Confederate flags
(there were a half dozen to choose from)
and picked their favorite.
That summer, across the river in DC,
Dr. King had a dream.
Matters of the Smith-Atwood family