BrotherMan knew, in his own way, that a new day was coming, and
it was time for us as people, to
in the words of BrotherMan songwriter/singer Curtis Mayfield.
also knew and heeded the song of another group of BrotherMen,
"In the garden that you've seeded, be a friend when a friend
is needed/Then you won't have to look the other way."
so each of these artists/activists at a particular time in their
history and careers, set about the privilege of continuing to
be able to call the name of the ancestors, through music, dance,
photography and philanthropic work, thereby passing on the charge
and cultural responsibility to all African Americans, which is
to continue to "Keep
on children, don't you get weary..."
CONTINUES ON INDIVIDUAL ARTIST PAGES.
Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Links of Interest
of Congress: African American Odyssey
Museum & the Center for African American History and Culture
Center for Research in Black Culture
of African American Music & Culture
Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History
Museum of African American History Detroit
of Afro American History Boston
DuSable Museum of African-American History
Celebrating Black History