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Commemorating our Liberators

Commemorating our Liberators

An essay by Khaysi


Kkaysi, who is incarcerated at Red Onion State Prison, wrote the following essay to celebrate Black History Month.

“Commemorating our Liberators”
by Kelvin-Khaysi-Canda

We must take this opportunity during the month of “Black History” to commemorate our liberators.

Because had it not been for their blood, sweat, tears, and sacrifices we’ll still be in “chattel slavery” by capitalistic perpetrators.

Liberators like Patrice Lamumba, Stephen Biko, Mrs. Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Amilcar Cabral and Che Guevara are all heroes in the struggle.

Because they all fought and died fighting for the education of the system that oppressed, suppressed, and enslaved our Afrikan sisters and brothers.

Not to acknowledge that we are riding off the shoulders of our liberators sacrifices is blasphemous, because they made it possible for us to fight against racism, sexism, classism, capitalism, and imperialism with the hopes of being autonomous.

So even though Carter G. Woodson created “Black History” in 1915 for Afrikans in AmeriKKKa  to commemorate, embrace, and to become cognitive of their Afrikan roots, culture and history,

Let us all remember Afrikan, Asian, European, Latin, and Indian brothers and sisters that our history, struggles, and oppressions extend far beyond than just the month of February.