\"We were stolen, sold and brought together from the African continent. We got on the slave ships together. We lay back to belly in the holds of the slave ships in each others\' excrement and urine together, sometimes died together, and our lifeless bodies thrown overboard together,\" Angelou has said in lectures.
The inscription, if approved, would include this addition:
\"Today, we are standing up together, with faith and even some joy . . . \"
Thanks to Bob Cox for yet another story.