After over fifty years, he is recalled by this observer

As a man of infinite charm and quiet thoughtful grace,
Gentle in manner, unique for one of such a powerful
and muscular physique,
Soft spoken, a deep voice that rumbled in his chest.
Considerate and kind, a handsome, tortured
thoughtful face,
Never serene when contemplating the past history
of his troubled, struggling race.
But as he threw his head back and began
To sing of the future his rich voice held, for all,
The hopeful promise of a far better place.