Black Poetry : Why Black History

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How did Black History Month come into being and why?
    Some folks just take things for granted, but no not i
    i've got to question things
    To find where Truth rings
    And you are like me
    i can see
    So, how did we get here from whence we came
    What's the origin of the thing and its name?
    The disease of Racism had a lot of people ailing
    The Human Scientists and Doctors were even failing
    To bring about a Civilization based in Reality and Truth
    A quick look in most History Books showed the proof
    His / Story the mockers called it and rightly so
    For it excluded so much that humans need to know
    Other things were changed to support false White Superiority
    And to keep People of Color in a position of inferiority
    Dr. Carter G. Woodson began to speak
    And fathered Negro History Week
    In the sixties most left being Negro and got Black
    The name Negro History began to sound kind of wack
    Afro, African, African American and Black History it became
    Even though all in all it was still about the same
    Then it was expanded to include the whole month of February
    Causing enemies to really shake and worry
    That things were leading up to a Black History Year
    These ignorant ones are still full of fear
    Never really knowing that there is really one True Story
    With all its facets---its pain and its glory
    Until that is prominently displalyed
    Complete with all that has been lost, stolen and has strayed
    All people will suffer from the ommission and never be free
    To know True History, Black History, Human His-to-ry
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    peace,

    true indeed poet.........true indeed!

    peace
     
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    I do remember hearing that Black history month was initially a week, and then expanded into a month, couldn't remember who started it though. I hear what you're saying about not knowing the whole truth, and I liked the way you posed it. Flow on.
     
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    good poetic brief...

    black history begins in the beginning...

    peace.
     
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    i love the rhyme scheme in this one. Great message, tho, somethin to think about. :cool:
     
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    str8 up on point so true
    how it was change from week to FEB month !
     
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    This one herer speaks volumes of the truth....Keep spitting these verses poet!
     
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    BLACKMAN... Why not GOD ~

    Rasheed, the real deal!
     
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    2 me, there is no blak history, just history.

    Glad U put this out there, but 1 question...

    When did it change 2 month? I think it was in the mid-late 70's.

    Peace.
     
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    info-moetry, watzinaname, j'hiah, Prizefighter16, $$RICH$$, Bishop, 1poetsought, PositiveMindset,

    Thanks All for reading and commenting
    glad yawl appreceated this writing about us
    and our struggle
    and our win
    coming
    that we are helping to come....
    to the best of our knowlege and ability...
    by the Mercy and Grace of Our Creator....
     
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