Bertram Hunter, 4th Grader

A priceless cache of B.Michael’s earliest known work! Memorabilia from kindergarten to third grade would most likely be found in his mom’s storage boxes hibernating in his brother’s garage in Queens, N.Y.

B.Michael was attending P.S. 146 in Manhattan at this time. One assignment, dated April 5th (see page 34), would have been done the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. Coincidentally, B.Michael wrote a poem, Bridgetown, in which he references MLK’s murder.

Check out page 2 for a highlighted commentary on the 45th POTUS and a call to action for the 2020 presidential election!

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Though undated, this worksheet probably hails from this same year. There was a side of B.Michael that was optimistic, upbeat, hopeful, symbolized by the notion of “tomorrow” (highlighted below), which appears several times in B.Michael’s writing.

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