Kareem Posted September 10, 2019 Report Share Posted September 10, 2019 "If we must die, let it not be like hogs, Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die, oh, let us nobly die So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us, though dead! Oh, kinsman! We must meet the common foe; Though far outnumbered, let us still be brave, And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but - fighting back!" Messenger Magazine was one of the best black-owned publications in U.S. history. It encouraged armed struggle and dying with dignity in a land that views us as 3/5 of a human being. Of course about 18 months later, June 1, 1921, white imperialists torched and destroyed the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as "Black Wallstreet," killing about 1,500 black children, women and men in the process; and looting millions of dollars worth of merchandise, furniture, food, jewelry, etc. The only mistake the armed brothers made there was first going to local police and volunteering to help them stop the destruction. But the cops were on the imperialists' side and killed the armed brothers before they could help their families and neighbors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7sjUmlgsI8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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