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Lead Belly, the iconic #folk and #blues musician, coined the phrase "stay woke" at the end of his 1938 protest song "Scottsboro Boys." A song that told the 1931 story of the legal railroading of 9 Black teens accused of raping 2 White women (think "Central Park Jogger" case of its day). #staywoke
Tinka Nichols @Tinka_BMore
The term “woke" was created by Black people referring to being alert to systemic racial injustices. The first documented use of the phrase “stay woke” happened in the 1930s when Lead Belly ended his song by advising Blacks traveling through Alabama to “stay woke.”
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Susan A. Kitchens
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In response to Black Music Project.
Excellent, thank you for this. Shared this spout (and the spout you quoted) on Mastodon.
07:18 PM - Mar 15, 2023
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Breezy B
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In response to Black Music Project.
I spoke on this very thing on my radio show last month and had pale folks screaming at me that in 1930, there was no such thing as wokeness. See, they missed the whole point. It's about being aware of what is being done to you by oppressive people
01:04 PM - Mar 15, 2023
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Bob Wheeler
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Another example of something you won't find in a text book even outside of Florida.
12:43 PM - Mar 15, 2023
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