"Grandma's Quilt" by Jesse Jackson

When I was a boy, we were poor and we had to make do with what we had. So my grandma used to make us quilts that we used for blankets. She couldn't afford to go to the store and buy a blanket --- so she'd take scraps of cloth and sew them together. There'd be different colors and different patterns and different types of cloth --- but they all went together to make that big quilt to keep us warm.

That's just like America. It's made up of lots of different people. We're all different colors, different ages, we do different jobs --- but it takes all of us black people, white people, brown people, men and women, young and old, working in factories, working in fields, working in stores --- it takes a lot of different kinds of people to get the job done for America.