careycarey Posted February 4, 2010 Report Share Posted February 4, 2010 Buy a book, not a slave. This is a touchy subject, so work with me. Hip HiP Hurray! It’s Black History Month. But slow your roll Gym Shoes, what’s it all about? I get so tired of the multiple questions. You know, like , which of the following was the first black man on the moon: A) John H. Johnson John Hope Franklin C) Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable D) Jesus Okay, that’s a trick question but Mr. DuSable died a pauper, but yet, he is remembered as a symbol of African American ingenuity and self-reliance. Boy, that’s something to remember. Here’s another great question. Who was the first “woman” Heavyweight Champion? A) Maggie Lena Walker Mary McLeod Bethune C) Madam C. J. Walker D) Cynique This answer is obvious. We know black women will spend a fortune on their nappy head, so the answer is Madam C. J. Walker. Are you kidding me, without her, more black women would be putting their money in a bank like the one Maggie Walker owned, instead of trying to look like white women. Next: Who gave the most? A) Dred Scott Crispus Attucks C) The Buffalo Soldiers D) O J Simpson Lets see, Dred Scott won his freedom, but wait, they sent him back to slavery less than 2 years later. Crispus Attuck was sold from massa to massa but he eventually escaped to freedom. He then became the first man to die at the Boston Massacre. Now that’s something to shout about. The Buffalo Soldiers ran up San Juan Hill in Cuba in 1898. By the twentieth century they could only run their mouths. They were not “allowed” to fight. But look at us now! Ali Said “hell no, I won’t go”. It looks as if O. J. is the winner. He had to give up white girls. Next: He or He? Booker T Washington the “Great Apologist” or William Monroe Trotter the “Guardian”? Next: Who’s the greatest, She or She? Harriet Tubman, the union nurse, scout and spy or Oprah? That question is a gimme, right? Next Question: Who was the most militant. A) Frederick Douglas Malcolm X C) Nate Turner D) Phillis Wheatley This is not a trick question. Phillis Wheatley dared to be the first black to publish a book and only the second women in the United States to publish a book of poetry. I say we should spend less time and money answering questioning on slavery. We are losing ground. What happened to The New York Freeman, The Liberator and The Crisis? Who’s read The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man? What director/producer is making the most “black” money. Don’t take your kids to a Jeopardy game of “Name That Black Slave”. Take them to a book store. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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