Quote From Benjamin Zephaniah About How Reggae Teaches Black History
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« on: October 24, 2020, 10:48:17 pm »

In a recent article in the UK's "The Guardian" newspaper (full article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/12/black-people-history-respected-teachers-police-benjamin-zephaniah), poet Benjamin Zephaniah describes how, as a child, he became aware of Black history:

"I wasn’t interested in history at school, because I was being taught that black people had no history. We were usually being “discovered” by great white explorers, civilised by the great white conquerors and missionaries, or freed by the great white abolitionists. It was only when I started to listen to reggae music that I began hearing about my own history. I am not going to mention Bob Marley, he did his bit, but there was Pablo Moses, Fabienne Miranda, Peter Tosh, Fred Locks, Burning Spear, I Roy, Big Youth, Judy Mowatt and many more. These were my teachers."
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 08:47:02 am »

Yes, black history was and is still altered by the white conquerors but can't be wiped out because it's strong with a firm foundation. Reggae music is our weapon as Blacks. It teaches us all we need to learn about Mama Africa, our beliefs, culture, love and unity. That is why Reggae music will never die.
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