Steel Pulse: Tribute To The Martyrs, 1979

From Handsworth to Haiti—The Song Remains The Same

On this MLK Day, let us pause to reflect on the words of the man who sacrificed his life to the struggle for equal rights and justice:

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

Now ask yourself: Am I part of the solution or part of the problem? Let it go…

Pick up the tune from 4:58 for some serious reasoning…

Homage to the Martyrs
Tribute to the Martyrs
Love it. It suit a man
to set example like
Toussaint L’Overture. Chase all
oppressor man out of his land.

Hey Stepper, is wha’ happen to Bogle?
Morant Bay Rebellion
Stand up fe ‘im rights, dem decide fe hang ‘im up

WHAT?! Truly. 1865.

So Grizzly, what you hear ’bout Jackson nuh?

George Jackson. Imprisonment. Solitary confinement.

Bumbo-KLAAAT! 1970.

So Bumbo…
Yes Greyseed?
Wha’ppen to Marcus?
Marcus say a thing sah:
Starliner… BLACK.

Hey—wha’ppen to Biko?
Biko detainee in detention—Vank

WHAT? 1977. South Africa.

The Black Panthers,
Freedom Fighters!
They tried, they died.

Luther King
He had a dream, Grizzly—
He had a dream… believe you me.

Malcolm X
In a pool of blood I965…

But wait—nobody don’t left?
Is only we Rasta.
Yes I.
I and I was not born
rich nor poor.
I and I was born naked.

You hear something
Feel something
Know something
Do something
See something

You be someone.

You be someone…

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