Monday, January 26, 2009

Joseph Lowery

Did you guys watch the inauguration? Everyone's favorite part was Joseph Lowery, right? And especially when he said "we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right"? My mom and I were talking about it and she couldn't believe that none of her co-workers knew he was referencing a Leadbelly song, and I said, "totally, I know!" but actually I didn't catch it at all. So anyway I wanted to share it with everyone, couldn't find a version of the Leadbelly song online but did find this Big Bill Broonzy version which is amazing! Please enjoy!

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