Honorable Mentions in the Maroons’ Ancestral Libation poetic series

This poem pays homage to all the honorable mentions that didn’t have an attributed poem in the Maroons’ Ancestral Libation poetic series this year. And for Black people in general, as a people.

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History Makes Life

During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem pays homage to Carter G. Woodson, second African-American to graduate harvard, grandfather of Black History, and proponent of independent Black education. Woodoson’s essay Mis-Education of a Negro was years ahead of its time and is still salient today – a must-read for any Black scholar.

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Baby I’m Bayard

During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem pays homage to Bayard Rustin, undersung March on Washington strategist, Martin Luther King Jr. colleague, and gay rights activist. Thank you, Mr. Rustin, for your service.

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Crossroads

During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem draws inspiration from the work of Distinguished Professor of Law Kimberlé Crenshaw whose critical theory on the intersections of social identities crystalizes how social identities interact in the socio-political sphere (and more importnantly, our every day lives).

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Black is Beautiful

During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem draws inspiration from Stephen Bantu Biko, anti-apartheid revolutionary and Black consciousness advocate, who reminded us all that Black is Beautiful

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