The Rise Of The Negro

Marcus Garvey

To rise and demonstrate en masse
Is way to make the oppressor think,
And so the Negro in his Class,
Sends forth his message to the King.

The King, a symbol of the State,
Sends forth his men to find what's wrong,
And back comes word of awful fate
On which the lives of men do hang.

The State assumes its task at last,
And makes an effort to amend
The wrongs that reigned throughout the past
By giving heed, though laws defend.

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