Struggle for Freedom

Thursday and Friday of my week in Joburg/Pretoria were spent at museums. The first place we visited was Freedom Park in Pretoria. It was highly rated online but I wonder how many people actually visit, because it’s kind of in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive through some pretty dodgy areas to get there.…

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Cambridge Riots in the 60s

fyeahblackhistory:   The Cambridge Race Riots of the 1960’s “The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.”   From Wikipedia: The Cambridge Riots of 1963, were race riots that occurred during the summer of 1963 in Cambridge, Maryland,…

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Journalist: Do you feel, however, that we’re making progress in this country? Malcolm X: No, no. I will never say that progress is being made. If you stick a knife in my back 9 inches and pull it out 6 inches, that’s not progress. If you pull it all the way out, that’s not progress.…

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Quote: Stokely Carmichael on black power

“…It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.” – Stokely Carmichael (On Black Power)

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