Nov. 24, 2021

Readers Lead " The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project

Americans of African Descent were the only segment of America's population that was brutalized simply because of a yearning for learning. Yes. our ancestors faced a burning ritual of terror if they were caught by white oppressors with a pencil in one hand and a book in the other. Look at Gabriel, Denmark, Nat, Frederick, Martin Delaney, Harper, and all those who fought against our people's oppression. What did they have in common besides self-determination? Well, each of them value the concept of attaining knowledge through literacy. Why, because for those who sought a continuous band of white supremacy the Blackman's ignorance was a White man's bliss. That's why it is confounding to me that in 2021 in black communities across this nation a black man having a book in his hands is somewhat of a victory against the evils of oppression. Why don't we as a community universally uplift the concept of absolute black literacy? Why is reading a book from cover to cover considered a marathon task too many in our community? Look back at our history and you will soon discover that those who read, lead. While those who didn't read were considered friends to our continued oppression. Readers Lead, So Let's Make This A Nation Of Black Leaders.