Greetings Brothers!

The fell clutch of our current circumstance has got the History and Archives Committee in a Tolson mood. In his 1940 poem, Dark Symphony (attached), Brother Melvin B. Tolson reminds us not to let the sufferings of the menace of the years be in vain, and further provides historical perspective in six parts on what it means to come out of the night that covers us by keeping a marching pace. We advance!

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Make it a great week Brothers. Be Noble!

3rd District History and Archives Committee
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