"It is always seems impossible until it’s done." — Nelson Mandela
Rest in peace, you will always be remembered. You were truly a hero, in every sense of the word.
Time Magazine photo essay of Nelson Mandela’s life. [View photo essay.]
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history’s greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life—an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. [book link]
In tribute to Nelson Mandela, the New Yorker has entitled its cover for next week “Madiba,” Mandela’s tribal name. The cover artwork is the work of author and artist Kadir Nelson.
MANDELA x MICHELLE X SASHA X MALIA
To one of the greatest humans that’s ever lived, rest in peace. God knows you deserve it.
Parchman Penitentiary - Early 1900s
Mississippi Governor James Vardaman, an avowed racist, conceived Parchman Penitentiary as a “reform project.” His goal was to create a state-run penal farm which led to the establishment of Parchman Prison Farm, which eventually became notorious as one of the most racist, violent, and brutal prisons in America, in 1904.
For further reading and research, see also:
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice David M. Oshinsky. [book link]
Down on Parchman Farm: The Great Prison in the Mississippi Delta by Williams Banks Taylor. [book link]
Prison Songs (Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947-48), Vol. 1: Murderous Home by Alan Lomax and various artists. [recording link]
The best of the best of Blaxploitation movies with all the grit, bad guys and killers one expects from this genre. 15 movies all with a bold look into the urban genre. Top actors including Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor and Fred Williamson.
Movies included: Mean Johnny Barrows, Lady Cocoa, The Final Comedown, The Black Streetfighters, Black Cobra, Black Cobra II, Black Cobra III, The Tattoo Connection, The Black Gestapo, The Black Six, Death Journey, Get Christie Love, The Baron, South Bronx Heroes, Black Brigade. [film link]
Afrochilean singer "Morenita La Milagrosa" Moyenei Valdes perfection appreciation photo set.
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Bout dat life!