VIDEO: Metro Detroit 5-year-old recites powerful poem for Black History Month

Useni Eugene Perkins
Useni Eugene Perkins

YPSILANTI, Mich. – A local five-year-old left adults in tears after reciting a powerful poem for Black History Month this week.

Ypsilanti Community Schools student Ziare Gunn recited the poem "Hey Black Child," written by Useni Eugene Perkins.

Perkins is a distinguished poet and playwright from Chicago.

Hey black child,
Do you know who you are?
Who really are?

Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be?

Watch the inspiring video below and watch Priya Mann's story on Ziare Gunn on Friday's Local 4 News at 5:30.

Five-year-old Ziare Gunn Recites Hey Black Child.

This 5 year old Henry Ford Early Learning Center student was amazing tonight! He recited the poem “Hey Black Child” by by Useni Eugene Perkins. Tears. #ycsdynamic #blackhistorymonth

Posted by Ypsilanti Community Schools on Monday, February 5, 2018

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