Spoken Word: Black History Month

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Michelle Williams "Ice Queen", wife of Staff Sgt. David Williams, 354th Maintenance Squadron, recites her poem during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Michelle Williams "Ice Queen", wife of Staff Sgt. David Williams, 354th Maintenance Squadron, recites her poem during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Angela Joye 'Jah', 354th Maintenance Squadron, recites the poem 'Changes' she wrote when she was 11 during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club.. Other poems Jah recited were 'Words to a Friend' and 'That Rose.' Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Angela Joye 'Jah', 354th Maintenance Squadron, recites the poem 'Changes' she wrote when she was 11 during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club.. Other poems Jah recited were 'Words to a Friend' and 'That Rose.' Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Julius King, 354th Medical Support Squadron, recites an untitled poem during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Airman King recited two other original works during the slam, 'Feelings for You' and 'Loving  You.' Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Julius King, 354th Medical Support Squadron, recites an untitled poem during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Airman King recited two other original works during the slam, 'Feelings for You' and 'Loving You.' Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASES, Alaska--Staff Sgt. Katrina Singleton, 354th Operation Support Squadron, recites 'I Apologize' by Charlene Brown Jr. during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Sergeant Singleton has been writing her own poetry since she was 12 years old. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASES, Alaska--Staff Sgt. Katrina Singleton, 354th Operation Support Squadron, recites 'I Apologize' by Charlene Brown Jr. during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Sergeant Singleton has been writing her own poetry since she was 12 years old. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska-- Airman 1st Class Latoya Pearson "Truth," 354th Security Forces Squadron, recites her original poem entitled 'Poetic Blood' during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska-- Airman 1st Class Latoya Pearson "Truth," 354th Security Forces Squadron, recites her original poem entitled 'Poetic Blood' during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Staff Sgt. Shanequa Cox, 354th Medical Support Squadron, recites the poem, 'Deepest Fear' by Marianne Williams during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Staff Sgt. Shanequa Cox, 354th Medical Support Squadron, recites the poem, 'Deepest Fear' by Marianne Williams during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Moment of Clarity's Josh Palos, Ashley Hamilton "Lady H," and Airman 1st Class Kristopher Noel "Cold," sing a song about Martin Luther King Jr. during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. The group sang several songs in honor of Black History Month during the poetry slam.  Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Moment of Clarity's Josh Palos, Ashley Hamilton "Lady H," and Airman 1st Class Kristopher Noel "Cold," sing a song about Martin Luther King Jr. during Eielson's first poetry slam March 16 at the Yukon Club. The group sang several songs in honor of Black History Month during the poetry slam. Eight performers participated in the poetry slam honoring Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton)