Timothy Thomas Fortune

The truth should be told, though it kill.

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RIP Gabriel García Márquez

Your body shall soon be with the earth, but your spirit will live forever in your books. SB   To learn more about a wonderful writer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-biography_n_5170428.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-literature_n_5170177.html?utm_hp_ref=books      

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Langston Hughes

One of the most promising young Negro poets said to me once, “I want to be a poet – not a Negro poet,” meaning I believe, “I want to write like a white poet”; meaning subconsciously, “I would like to be a white poet”; meaning behind that, “I would like to be white.”  And I […]

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Zora Neale Hurston

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

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Every Tongue Got to Confess Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States by Zora Neale Hurston

Preacher Tales Page 21 A preacher wuz preaching and one ole woman kept on hollerin’, “Let de Holy Ghost ride, let de Holy Ghost ride!” When they went to lift collection preacher says, “Now all y’all dat enjoyed the sermon so much, come up and put a dollar on de table.” De ole woman says, […]

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“Jelly Roll” Morton

Some blues is played; some is wrote; and some is just tooken.

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Lorraine Hansberry

There is always something left to love.  And if you haven’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.

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Henry Highland Garnet

Slavery had stretched its dark wings of death over the land, the Church stood silently by – the priests prophesied falsely, and the people loved to have it so.  Its throne established, and now it reins triumphant.

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Boycott Blues How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

  It’s well known that Rosa Parks is a spectacular woman who inspired a movement.  Therefore, her story should be told. Easy enough, right? But when you throw children into the mix, explaining Rosa Parks, dignity, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and non-violent protest it’s not so easy. Have no fear, Boycott Blues is here! […]

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Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz Illustrated by Ag Ford

I borrowed this book from the library to read with my son.  Words cannot explain how excited I was when the library finally notified me it was ready! Although Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X is a children’s book, I learned a few things while reading it.  For instance, I […]

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