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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Marvin X classic: Black History is World History
BLACK HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY (c) 1982 by Marvin X By Marvin X Before the Earth was I was Before time was I was you found me not long ago and called me Lucy I was four million years old I had my tools beside me I am the first man call me Adam I walked the Nile from Congo to Delta a 4,000 mile jog BLACK HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY
I lived in the land of Canaan before Abraham, before Hebrew was born I am Canaan, son of Ham I laugh at Arabs and Jews fighting over my land I lived in Saba, Southern Arabia I played in the Red Sea dwelled on the Persian Gulf I left my mark from Babylon to Timbuktu When Babylon acted a fool, there was me I was the fool When Babylon fell, that was me I fell BLACK HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY I was the first European call me Negrito and Grimaldi I walked along the Mediterranean from Spain to Greece
Oh, Greece! Why did you kill Socrates? Why did you give him the poison hemlock? Who were the gods he introduced corrupting the youth of Athens? They were my gods, black gods from Africa Oh, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle Whose philosophy did you teach that was Greek to the Greeks? Pythagoras, where did you learn geometry? Democritus, where did you study astronomy? Solon and Lycurgus, where did you study law? In Egypt, and Egypt is Africa and Africa is me I am the burnt face, the blameless Ethiopian Homer told you about in the Iliad Homer told you about Ulysses, too, a story he got from me. BLACK HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY
I am the first Chinese China has my eyes I am the Aboriginal Asian Look for me in Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand I am there, even today, black and beautiful BLACK HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY
I used to travel to America long before Columbus came to me asking for directions Americo Vespucci on his voyage to America saw me in the Atlantic returning to Africa America was my home Before Aztec, Maya, Toltec, Inca & Olmec I was here I came to Peru 20,000 years ago I founded Mexico City See my pyramids, see my cabeza colosal in Vera Cruz and Yucatan that's me I am the Mexican for I am mixed with all men and all men are mixed with me I am the most just of men I am the most peaceful who loves peace day and night Sometimes I let tyrants devour me sometimes people falsely accuse me sometimes people crucify me but I am ever returning I am eternal, I am universal Africa is my home Asia is my home Americas is my home BLACK HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY