Ode to Moore, Prescott, and Jones

June 19, 2023

Bedford’s first METCO Director Irene P. Parker wrote An Ode to Moore, Prescott, and Jones in 1976.

Cambridge Moore, Caesar Prescott, and Caesar Jones are three of the African Americans who fought in the American Revolution named on a memorial stone in the Old Burying Ground in Bedford.

At African Reservation in the Old Burying Ground on Spring Road, many are buried there, but the only surviving marker is for the three Blacks who served as soldiers in the American Revolution – Caesar Prescott, Cambridge Moore and Caesar Jones. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman

An Ode to Moore, Prescott, and Jones
By Irene P. Parker

In the Revolutionary Battle of seventeen seventy-five
Caesar Jones, Caesar Prescott, and Cambridge Moore were alive
Fighting for freedom, respect, and honor
Proud Black men who gave their lives with valor.

We know little of Moore, Prescott, and Jones

Their history and lives are interred with their bones
To remember them today is a small token of love
For men who have died and gone home above.

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In the Revolutionary Battle of seventeen seventy-five
Caesar Jones, Caesar Prescott, and Cambridge Moore were alive
Fighting for freedom, respect, and honor
Proud Black men who gave their lives with valor.

We know little of Moore, Prescott, and Jones
Their history and lives are interred with their bones
To remember them today is a small token of love
For men who have died and gone home above.

~ Irene P. Parker ~ Jan. 27, 1976

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