Track 11 #1989
"My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame as I have been required to carry my own mother. Her apparent crime to be born negro and mine to be the evidence. Since I wish to deny her no more than I wish to deny myself you will pardon me for wanting a husband who feels ‘forgiveness’ of my bloodline is both unnecessary and without grace."
We’re three hours in, and I’ve been collecting bracelets that fans have given me. I’ve also started drawing a countdown on my arm to count how many hours we go. Truth is, is we get to 13 and there are still people here, I’m not going to stop signing.