by Love & Struggle Team
Celebrate Black Excellence!
As we embark into Black History Month 2021, let us never forget the resilience of Black folks to “still be here” to forge an existence in a land that never wanted them. We thank Dr. Carter G. Woodson for creating “Negro History Week” in 1926 which later grew into Black History Month. We must always lift up our past, reflect on the lessons learned as a people and fight for the liberation of the Universal Black Family here in the United States.
Each day of this month, we will provide a Black History Month Quote for the restoration of the collective mind, body and spirit of the Black Masses.
“Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth. Let a beauty full of healing and a strength of final clenching be the pulsing in our spirits and our blood. Let the martial songs be written, let the dirges disappear. Let a race of men now rise and take control.”Margaret Walker
excerpt from “For My People“
Margaret Walker, 1915-1998
An award-winning American novelist, poet, and scholar who was one of the leading Black woman writers of the mid-20th century. Known for her notable novel, Jubilee (published, 1963), and her powerful collection of poetry about racial affirmation, For My People (published, 1942).