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\”Mother to Son\” Langston Hughes poem GREAT female voice–then POET HIMSELF RECITES!

Mother to Son
By Langston Hughes

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor-
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So, boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now-
For I’se still goin’,
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Bridge to Black Power: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee, addressing a news conference, Washington, D. C., July 26, 1966. (I’ve added video of Black Power advocate Kwame Ture, then known as Stokely Carmichael. In it, Dr. Powell refers to Charles Sumner Stone, his chief assistant.)
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The Black Power Movement

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Black Athletes Stand with Black Community in Protest

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Honoring Yuri Kochiyama Human Rights Activist – Freedom Fighter

Music executive J. Erving talks expanding his business portfolio.
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Los Angeles Clippers Players Protest Silently, League Continues To React to Donald Sterling Comments

What if every time you went shopping, you were guaranteed to score a deal? With…
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