Black men and women were punished, or even killed for learning to read and write. However, many of them sacrificed their lives so that males and females of color could do so without fear in 2016.
We fought for the right to go to school but now you have to fight us to get us to go to school.
We fought for the right to sit in the front of the bus. Somehow, today, we find ourselves sitting in the back of the bus. In the same way, we navigate to the back of the classroom, the back of the line, and the back of the equal opportunity struggle. The same goes for our right to vote.
No one put us in these comprising positions. We just seem to get real comfortable in places where we don't belong.
Many people say the difference between the past and the present is that where slavery was once physical, it is now mental. The Butterfly Evolution poses the question: How can one man control hundreds of people if he didn't first, capture their minds?
Dying to live, are you in bondage today? What is holding you back? Why are you opressed or what is keeping you from leading the Israelites into the Promised Land?
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