DIASPORA AESTHETIC EXAMPLES

GWENDOLYN BROOKS – Paul Robeson 

http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98970302

http://books.google.com/books?id=L8pcRKhKjdoC&pg=RA1-PA235&lpg=RA1-PA235&dq=gwendolyn+brooks+poem+-+Paul+Robeson&source=bl&ots=kFq1BJwMH_&sig=pra6ybe5aBLiUnFt6yDCAc3ozKg&hl=en&ei=wXmFS_q7DY6OswP6obTpDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CA4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=gwendolyn%20brooks%20poem%20-%20Paul%20Robeson&f=false

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/brooks/life.htm

BIRAGO DIOP  THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

http://www.cultural-expressions.com/poetry/diop.htm

OLATUNJI – DRUMS OF PASSION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51O2ymTtsR8

MARGARET BURROUGHS – What Shall I Tell My Children

http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=39

http://www.sojournersplace.com/2009/07/what-shall-i-tell-my-children-who-are.html

COUNTEE CULLEN – Heritage

http://www.english.illinois.edu/MAPS/poets/a_f/cullen/cullen.htm

CLAUDE McKAY – Africa

http://www.english.illinois.edu/Maps/poets/m_r/mckay/mckay.htm

SHANGO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3QwwhsAPEg

MISSA LUBA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToNb-02n3KY

http://www.savevid.com/video/missa-luba-1965-credo-b3.html

A SLAVE WOMAN’S PRAYER (1816)

O Lord, bless my master.   When he calls upon thee to damn his soul, do not hear him, do not hear him, but hear me — save him — make him know he is wicked, and he will pray to thee.

I am afraid, O Lord, I have wished him bad wishes in my heart — keep me from wishing him bad — though he whips me and beats me sore, tell me of my sins, and make me pray more to thee — make me more glad for what thou hast done for me, a poor Negro.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Pastoral Prayer

We thank thee, O God, for the spiritual nature of man,

We are in nature but we live above nature.

Help us never to let anybody or

any condition pull us so low as to cause us to hate.

Give us strength to love outr enemies and to do good

to those who despitefully use us and persecute us.

We thank thee for thy Church,

founded upon thy Word, that challenges us to do more

than sing and pray, but go out and work as though

the very answer to our prayers depenhded on us and not upon thee.

Then, finally, help0 us to realize that man was created

to shine like stars and live on through all eternity.

Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace;

help us to walk together, pray together, sing together,

and live together until that day when all God’s children,

Black, White, Red, and Yellow will rejoice

in one common bond of humanity in the kingdom

of our Lord and of our God, we pray.

Amen.



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