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From Human Rights to Civil Rights

Updated: Jan 26

By 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!


Den 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 episodes of The H3O Art of Life Show:

A Gathering of Griots: From Human Rights to Civil Rights, Part One, Featuring:

Ancestor Kwesi Ronald Harris; Dr.. Evonne Blakey; Dr. Josef Ben Levi; Dr. Asantewaa Oppong Wadie; Wayne Sebamurti Gentry;Angela C.Davis


"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.


Recommended Listening

"Lift Every Voice and Sing with Lyrics"


BlogNote:

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.



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