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Voice of Black Studies Blog
Monday, November 30 2015
The Sacred Narrative of Nat Turner by Dr. Maulana Karenga

When we remember and recount the sacred narrative of Nat Turner, we must remember also the Kawaida fundamental teaching that our oppressor cannot be our teacher, especially about our heroes and heroines, about what is good or evil or about what counts as real, relevant or righteous. We must remember too Min. Malcolm X’s teaching that the oppressor thru his immoral and amoral mind and his fantasy, fiction and falsehood generating media can and routinely does "turn the victim into the criminal and the criminal into the victim". And we must remember also the Hon. Marcus Garvey’s teaching that "Our history is too important to leave in alien hands", especially the hands and history books of our oppressor. And finally, we must remember Harriet Tubman with freedom on her mind and weapon in her hand, courageously breaking her chains and calling on her enslaved people to rise up in rebellion and "go free or die". Read the full text


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