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
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.
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
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
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.