Black Gold, Volume 3, Number 1, 1976 Page: 30
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cond't from p. 27.
It's very difficult to think of one word to describe A. L.
Turner since he was such a diversified man. But if I personal ly
had to choose one word,it would be devoted,meaning " to give one-
self wholly to." His whole lifewas dedicated to others educat-
ions his school, his students, his community, and God. He cared
very much for those he was devoted to; that's why I chose this
word. I never met A. L. Turner, although I would have loved to.
I would like to have known him not because of all his doings and
vast accomplishments but because he was a great human being and
a real person. That's the way I see him any way. I'd like you
to see him in the same way. Perhaps the best way to see him
would be to let you read one of his favorite poems.
Out of the night thatcovers me,
Black as- the Pit from Pole to pole,
I thank whatever eods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fellclutchof circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shades
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid
It matters now how straitthe gate,
How charged with punishments the scrolls
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By William Ernest Henley
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