Tag: 20th Century
Before Lincoln’s signature had even dried on the Emancipation Proclamation, African-Americans were starting schools public and private. Education, no matter how remedial meant freedom for African-Americans because it was one step closer to be put on level ground with their … Continue reading Re: Emancipation
To live and die in colonialist America as an African is testimony of the elasticity of a people.
Re: More loving
In the pew hate and jealousy can rise to the surface like grease in a pot full of dish water. Once a poisonous atmosphere takes hold and the church ceases to do what it was erected for, to spread a message … Continue reading Re: More loving
In the slums and ghettoes the church and the mosque have proven to give laymen powers miraculous
Everyone worships something, the needle, the pistol, the mattress, the cross, or the crescent moon. Everyone gives glory and thanksgiving.
The Church also represented holy sanctum for those who could not cut it in the harsh caste system of Street Life but could be adept to Pew Politics.
Re: Pharaoh’s sun
For a young African American child, the Church was where they could strut like peacocks in their Sunday’s Best or be praised for their own merits and talents (when used favorably for the Church). For grown folks the Church is … Continue reading Re: Pharaoh’s sun