“They said that I died for a song,
But that was not the case.
I died for justice, liberty,
And for the human race.
“I died that men, regardless of
The color of their skin,
Might have an equal chance, to know
Fair measure, lose or win.
“I died that men might speak their minds
Without fear of repression,
Protected by the law, despite
Wealth’s call for a concession,
“That men might stand for what is right
Or call out what is wrong,
Even like Colin Kaepernick—
For that, and not a song.”