Feb. 2, 2017

Salute To WEB DuBois, 3 Poetic Selections, In His Words My Voice

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, was one of the most intellectually gifted men of the 19th and 20th Centuries, no matter the creed or race. Everyone who thirsts for freedom and equality has drunk from the magnificent cup of this master ancestor. Dr. DuBois cared for the common man and hoped against hope that America would indeed live out the promises made to the people of the darker hue. I am spending Day 2 of Black History Month honoring the greatness and talent of the words and deeds of this grandfather of black freedom. We all owe a debt that can only be repaid with the ultimate unmitigated freedom and equality for every living soul on this planet who has suffered because of circumstances not in their control. I will read three of his poems this morning as well as his essay celebrating the black soldier from the 1919 Crisis Magazine. Remember, our black history need not ever be a black mystery, in his words my voice, WEB DuBois.