Celebrating Black History: ‘Bound for the Promised Land’

Black History Month

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Bound for the Promised Land was a poem distributed in 1917 in Savannah.  

The poem was connected to the Black Migration. 

The City of Savannah had 5 African Americans arrested for passing out copies of the piece promoting economic freedom and opportunity.  

James Chisholm and A. P. Walker were two of the 5 working for equality.

From Savannah’s stormy banks,  I go

I’ll bid the South goodbye;

No longer shall they treat me so,

And knock me in the eye;

The Northern states is where I’m


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