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I AM SOMEBODY And so Are You!

In 1971, a young Jesse Jackson stood on the steps of 123 Sesame Street and got a bunch of kids to chant "I Am — Somebody," a poem by civil rights activist Rev. William Holmes Borders Sr. The most important message Sesame Street sent: You matter. You are an important person. You are valuable. #PopNews


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