Gil Scott-Heron Deconstructs Colonialism and Black History in His Own Unique Style

His-Story: I was wondering about our yesterdays, and starting searching through the rubble and to say the very least, somebody went to a hell of a lot of trouble to make sure that when we looked things up, we wouldn't fair too well and that we would come up with totally unreliable portraits of ourselves. But I compiled what few facts I could, I mean, such as they are to see if I could shed a little bit of light and this is what I got so far: First, white folks discovered Africa and they claimed it fair and square. Sir Rhodes couldn't have been robbing nobody 'cause he said "hell, there wasn’t nobody there". White folks brought all the civilization, they said "wasn't none around". Because, 'how could these folks be “civilized”? when they didn’t see nobody writing nothing down. And... read more
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Gil Scott-Heron Deconstructs Colonialism and Black History in His Own Unique Style