VALAIDA SNOW PRELUDE TO A NAZI JAIL
A Chocolate Dandy dances into the heart of thousands of Americans.
Valaida Snow’s life began as a Prelude with a symphonic gesture of glee.
Little Valaida learn to play instruments well at her mother’s knee.
Valaida Snow set sail for a show in Europe at the tender age of 21.
Her prestigious affairs had only just begun
Valaida dancing and singing in a foreign land. . .
This all happened in the years that Jim Crow ordinances controlled the Negro”s actions and civil behavior . . .(the complete poem is in the book, Ashay Speaks: Poetry on Courage and Black Survivors of the Holocaust.)