Poet Meredith Coleman McGee wrote the verse, “their votes would count, their lives would matter,” in the mid 1990s, and today people of color are still seeking judicial equality in America, a democratic society.
Odyssey is a collection of poems and writings by Poet Meredith Coleman McGee https://meredithetc.com/odyssey/
Chapter 2 Something Inspiring
She Dreamed Before She Woke
A verse of this poem is below:
She dreamed their votes would count, their lives would matter, their children would have a bright future, that the schools would be filled with learning, that the children would press for success, desire to learn their history, and never repeat the poor mystery.