Sep. 5, 2019
Part Two: Timothy Thomas Fortune: “IT IS TIME TO CALL A HALT”
The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project
Timothy Thomas Fortune
“IT IS TIME TO CALL A HALT”
Looking Back To Look Ahead Series
This speech was given in 1890 by Timothy Thomas Fortune, I believe it is one of the more powerful speeches ever given. It was a speech to the inaugural meeting of The National Afro-American League. It was so forward-thinking in the concept of political awareness that it amazed me. I do quite a bit of reading on our black history and this particular speech related to political alliances and independence presented by Mr. Fortune could still be as relevant in 2019 as it was in 1890. I hope that you take the time to listen to my reading but if you need to see it in its entirety simply visit BLACKPAST.com and read it for yourself. Wow!