Black Empowerment/Black History Month

by Catherinebutterfly

 Black Empowerment

We have come to far to stop now.
Touching on the growth,
Of where we’ve come from
to where we are now.

In 1863, during the
American Civil War (1861–1865),
President Abraham Lincoln issued
The Emancipation Proclamation,
Freeing slaves in the
Southern states at war with the North.

The 13th amendment of the U.S.
Constitution, ratified in 1865,
which outlawed slavery in
the United States.

In 1868, the 14th amendment
granted full U.S. citizenship to

The 15th amendment, ratified in 1870,
extended the right to vote to black males.

There is more, much, much more.

Education is richness,
Learning is a need to survive
Our ancestors died struggling so
that we might have
A better life then they did.
We are a dying generation
A jealous, foolish generation
A careless generation
We are a generation
Who can do anything,
Yet we are an un-learned generation
we can do anything,
Without failure if we but bind together
With our brothers and sisters.
We can do whatever it is
that we want to do
But first we must want to.

When we put on our thinking
hats, caps and scarves
We hold the power to do that which
we have within us to do,

There is nothing impossible unto us
if we unit With heart, soul and mind.
Let’s let the body lie still for a moment.
And the spirit rise, the Christ within live
And the Holy Spirit build that which God
Intended the black man to.

And then and then only Will we know what
It means when we say
To thine own self be true.

Because then we will all know that
the God within Truly lives within me and you.


"Empowerment is a process that challenges our 
assumptions about the way things are and can be. 
It challenges our basic assumptions about power, 
helping, achieving, and succeeding." 

Black Empowerment/Black History Month by Catherinebutterfly

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