Jim Crow Laws: A Motherless Child Nobody Knows the Trouble I see

Masta whipped Blacks into submission and obedience
Masta whipped Blacks into submission and obedience

Two great songs to start off and set the mood:  Nobody Knows the Trouble I See and I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Summertime and I Feel Like a Motherless Child by Mahalia Jackson

Dogs, negros and mexicans all the same....
Dogs, negros and mexicans all the same….

Louis Armstrong – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (Lyrics)

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

This video is no longer available on You tube.   I could not find an equivalent unbiased video but will keep looking.  Google, please stop re-writing history by removing the truth.

Whites hid their faces in white bed sheets,  murder, then go to church like good Christians....
Cowardly, whites hid their faces in white bed sheets, murdered, then went to church…calling this the Lord’s work…

Whites hanged niggers or darkys as we were referred to then left us  hanging for white folks to enjoy
Whites hanged niggers or darkys as we were referred to then left us hanging for white folks to enjoy

The video while  long (an hour)  and of poor quality  conveyed the ugsome role of Jim Crow Laws in maintaining American racial apartheid that protected white supremacy through violence and  decadence of morality.

I hope the video relieved the staunch grip-hold of stereotypes, particularly as they pertain to black folks lazy-unproductive natures’ as well as demonstrate the purposeful nature of white supremacy in oppressing and creating  submissive  Black people

You see white man worked hard to keep us down
Worked hard and kept enslaved
Worked hard and made subordinates
Worked hard and made us NIGGERS!
Whites worked hard to create triggers

Masta worked hard, Jim Crow on his side
Worked hard and kept darkys dark
Worked hard and humiliated– whipped and raped,
Worked hard incited fear and brought tears
Whites worked hard to keep us down

White folks filled with hate
Worked hard and divided the spades
Worked hard and stripped pride and masta self-priviligized
Worked hard and lynched children
Whites worked hard to terrorize grins

Toil well-paid
Racism “the” way
American as apple pie
Patriotic symbol of pride
Niggas no education no land no rights
Whites worked hard and kept in fright

… feet bear-down dubiously slaking doubts

The madness of imperialism  and  white american supremacism

                                                   – Angela Grant

Black women were left hanging....
Black women were left hanging….

Masta murdered blacks for fun and at will.  They did not need any reason to kill a NIGGER
Whites murdered blacks for fun and at will. They did not need any reason to kill a NIGGER
Caricature of blacks for the amusement of whites...
Caricature of blacks for the amusement of whites…

Many unknown black people, families, and children were openly and brutally murdered with impunity. White folks enjoyed bragging rights to these lynchings, this part of history should never be forgotten because it represents the very worst of humanity that still exists today.

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

7 thoughts on “Jim Crow Laws: A Motherless Child Nobody Knows the Trouble I see”

  1. All of this wasn’t that long ago. It seems like things are really getting bad again. All this racism. Everything is all about race. It’s not about America. Blacks were treated worse than animals, so were the Indians. Jesus come quickly!

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  2. Blacks today are destroying our city’s in America. Don’t get it wrong whites are doing the same. So to see what blacks went through back then why are blacks killing innocent blacks I mean the children they made and other people children. Whites are doing the same. Not all white people are bad not all black people are bad. I think that after slavery a new generation of people like my grandparents moved on to raise their family some were native Indians some were mix black and white some where black . OK that’s a nice family so I am the grand child from the early 1960s during the Martin Luther King riots in America I was a young girl around 7 to 8 years old can you see how I feel to grow up as a child from the 60s and learn what happen in America. God bless America. Now am working on a fundraiser foundation called stop the violence against women men and children worldwide. We are all one people we are somebody’s child. No matter what age no matter were we come from we need each other. We are peace we are love we are on earth and we are above. Start today give someone a new chance in life to become love and appreciated.give to those in need give peace to Evey country let people enjoy their beliefs and religion let every man woman and child move America and other countries into the right direction stop the wars stop the gun violence stop the child abusers stop the women abusers stop the men abusers stop the stranger abusers stop the world from turning bad. Come together hand in hand start the world over with justice for all man. Please send donations to the Betty White Foundation p0.box 10535 Rochester Newyork 14610


  3. What’s really funny is that back in those times there was virtually no crime, no drugs, no gun trading, and much more importantly – no Detroit, no Inglewood, no Harlem and no Bronx.

    Yup, talk about long gone more civilized times… nostalgia


    1. Know your history. Crime was worse in many parts of the south. Vigilante justice was the rule. There was little law and order.

      Lynchings and other murders of innocent Black people were part of your nostalgic good old days. They are back in the form of private and secret prisons that torture and murder innocent people based on pigment, religion or social status.


    2. no because whites have always been criminals to other races….American Indians (you stole their land and slathered them…. Japanese ( you put them in camps)…African ( you stole them and ensalved them) Every one your ancestor came in contact with you destroyed………. somewhat like a virus does……….


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