Betty and Coretta: A Review2/03/2013
First there are the bullets that pierce the chests of two men who led movements that championed bla...
First there are the bullets that pierce the chests of two men who led movements that championed black liberation. Next there are the funeral caravans through Harlem and Atlanta. Eulogies are given. One of the fallen men is called “a shining black prince.” Songs are sung. A contralto honors the other martyr, her plaintive song filling a church as she chants: “take my hand precious Lord, lead me home.”
Assita Camara is a writer residing somewhere below the Mason-Dixon. She writes about culture at her blog The Afro-Modernist and crafts prose about culture, herstory, and life at her philosophie. You can follow her tweets about music, poetry, and technology at @assitawrites