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Earl Robinson, artist, wrote this song in 1954 along with songwriter David Arkin. It's lyrics deal with the overcoming of racism- inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ruling that segregation in public schools is illegal. The original song includes the line, "Their robes were black, their heads were white".

Three Dog Night's -based version of the song- a 1972 single from their album Seven Separate Fools- became a hit, and it… read more

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The ink is black
The page is white
Together we learn to read and write
A child is black
A child is white
A whole world looks upon the sight
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Three Dog Night - Black And White Lyrics

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