Sep. 5, 2019

Part Two: Timothy Thomas Fortune: “IT IS TIME TO CALL A HALT”

Part Two
The Blackman​ Read Aloud Hour Project
Timothy Thomas Fortune
“IT IS TIME TO CALL A HALT”
January​ ​1890
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!