And told God that I thank him every day
For having the wisdom and foresight to see
How important it was to put melanin in me.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the shrine of Marcus Garvey in Jamaica. To King’s right is Amy Jacques Garvey, widow of Marcus Garvey and mother of his two sons. Marcus Garvey in convention. The following are lyrics to a song written by Marcus Garvey while he was incarcerated in Atlanta Prison. Listen to a…… Continue reading Keep Cool by Marcus Garvey