“You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves . . .” - Willie Lynch
With the release of the movie Django last month and this month is Black History Month – we thought we would post this speech delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Continue reading
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