Woodson, 1933, Pg 3

Woodson, 1933, Pg 3

I’m no pretender
Causing crowds to gather & enter
With noesis I sail
Propelling proponents of the struggle to yell
“People who sell, don’t sell to our fam
Push the white to the man
Degrade them
Let’s break down this system
& make Black constitute living!”
We’re sick of the crying & b——
We’re sick of our moms repentin’
For having no food in the kitchen
To feed her Afrikan children

We’re the catalyst
Causing Catastrophes
While you bag the weed
We’re about to read
The Autobiography of X
So we can grasp the next step
Of the revolutionary approach
To defeating the defeatist attitude
Plaguing the darker multitude
Like chronic & bottles of gin & juice

We’re tarnished but harness the varnish of logic and thought
We’re the girls and boys of W.E.B.
Harvard University is our pit stop
UP from slavery, working on the model T
Ford production line, 9 to 5
Our kids aren’t going to be shackled to the cotton
From 9 to night

If words serve as the clues
Then books, they are the guides
Back to the top of pyramids
To unlock the skies

Carter G. recalled another stating that
“To handicap a student by teaching him
That his Black face is a curse
& that his struggle to change his condition
Is hopeless
Is the worst sort of lynching.”

Matunda ya kwanza
We’re students –
Learning, learning, learning from the past
Our path, as first fruits of the harvest
Is to last
To show the seeds how to crack
Through the concrete & the glass
Roof

Truth is we’re troops
Marching with hope in our boots
& Hammers in our hands
Building bridges
That we can pass down to the kids
So that they can live, live, live
Good

Escaping the dock of the middle passage
Ellis Island, broken families and
Cultural third eye confinement
With Griots telling stories about militant
uprisings, civil rights & non-violence
& how Mama Afrika ties in

Freedom Ain’t Free If you still got shackles on yo mind
Without history, who are u? Who am I?
Freedom Ain’t Free If you still got shackles on yo mind
Learn history, the U.S. doesn’t belong to you or I?

If words serve as the clues
Then books, they are the guides
Back to the top of pyramids
To unlock the skies

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