The H3O/Art of Life Blog
From Human Rights to Civil Rights
Dr. Gloria Latimore-Peace
Presented by Omni-University
"Our problem is your problem. It is not a [Black] problem, nor an
American problem...This is a world problem, a problem for humanity. It is not a problem of civil rights. It is a problem of human rights!" Ancestor Malcom X addressed human rights violations at the OAU (Organization of African Unity).
"Children, I talks to God and God talks to me. I goes out and talks to God in de fields and in de woods. This morning, I was walking out and I got over de fence. I saw the wheat hold up its head looking very bare and looking very dead. I goes up and takes ahold of it. Can you believe it? There wasn't any wheat 'dere!
Din I says, " God, What ails dis wheat? And he says to me, "Sojourner, There's a little weevil* in it. "Now, I heard talk about dis Constitution and the rights of man. I comes up and takes a hold of this Constitution. It looks mighty big. And I feels for my rights but, there ain't any dere. Then I says, "God! What ails dis Constitution?" He says to me, Sojourner, There's a little weevil* in it." Ancestor Sojourner Truth 1797-1883
We invite you to view an episode of The H3O Art of Life Show, "A Gathering of Griots: From Human Rights to Civil Rights, Part Two" Featuring: Dr. Maisha Bennett; Prof Hunter Havlin Adams III; Kwabena Jack Childs. Jr. Esq.; Dr. Evonne F. Blakey; and Jnelle LaVigne.
Weevil- A weevil is a beetle. The "boll weevil" is a weevil that feeds on cotton buds and flowers...[by] the late 19th century, it had infested all U.S. cotton-growing areas...devastating the industry... in the American south.