Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Redemption Song

Redemption Song, originally uploaded by ujima.

March3, 1859, "the weeping time"of slavery occurred in America heritage.
This was the largest sale of human beings in U.S. history.
The episode took lace at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia.
During the two-day auction, rain fell continuously almost as though
the heavens were crying. So, too, tears fell from several of the 436
men, women and children who were auctioned off.
The sale would thereafter be known as "the weeping time".
The slave-owners were Pierce and John Butler.

"Oh pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ship
Minutes after they took I
from the bottomless pit
But my hands were made strong
by the hands of The Almighty
We forward in this generation

Emancipate yourself from mrntal slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds...
None of them can stop the time"

from "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley

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