Oct. 20, 2018
Behold The Land, In His Words My Voice
72 years ago on October 20, 1946, 54-year-old W.E.B. Dubois spoke before an assemblage of our young ancestors requesting that they work to eradicate the oppressive conditions that existed in America at that time. It was the calling card for a call for direct action to fight for the first-class citizenship rights that were being ignored because of Jim and H+Jane Crow mandates throughout the nation that was supposed to be the symbol of worldwide democracy. Within a decade of this speech ignited by the mutilated body Emmitt Till and a courageous woman who refused to stand when the law dedicated by segregationist policies mandated that Rosa Parks give up her seat. The movement for those rights of first-class citizenship in this nation aroused our black communities. Today, let The Black Blogger, The Blackman Who Reads Aloud take you back to W.E.B. DuBois's historic speech. It was one of the last monumental speeches DuBois gave on American soil.