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Stevie Wonder’s “Black Man” resonates even more in 2022, just as it did in 1976!

Check out this revised video that really gives LIFE to the original monumental song.



LYRICS:

First man to die
For the flag we now hold high
Was a Black Man
(Crispus Attucks)
The ground where we stand
With the flag held in our hand
Was first the redman (Samoset)
Guide of a ship
On the first columbus trip
Was a brown man
(Pedro Alonso Nino)
The railroads for trains
Came on tracking that was laid
By the yellow man (Chinese Laborers)

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It’s time we learned
This world was made for all men

Heart surgery
Was first done successfully
By a Black Man (Dr Daniel Hale Williams)
Friendly man who died
But helped the pilgrims to survive
Was a redman
(Squanto)
Farm workers rights
Were lifted to new heights
By a brown man
(Cesar Chavez)
Incandescent light
Was invented to give sight
By the white man
(Thomas Edison)

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It’s time we learned
This world was made for all men

Here me out…
Now I know the birthday of a nation
Is a time when a country celebrates
But as your hand touches your heart
Remember we all played a part in america
To help that banner wave
First clock to be made
In america was created
By a Black Man (Benjamin Banneker)
Scout who used no chart
Helped lead lewis and clark
Was a redman (Sacagawea)
Use of martial arts
In our country got its start
By a yellow man (Yamashita Yoshitsuga)
And the leader with a pen
Signed his name to free all men
Was a white man (Abraham Lincoln)

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It’s time we learned
This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
God saved his world for all men
All people
All babies
All children
All colors
All races
This worlds for you
And me
This world
My world
Your world
Everybody’s world
This world
Their world
Our world
This world was made for all men

Here me out…
Who was the first man to set foot on the north pole?
Mattew Henson – a Black Man
Who was the first american to show the pilgrims at plymouth the secrets
Of survival in the new world?
Squanto – a redman
Who was the soldier of company g who won high honors for his courage
And heroism in world war 1?
Lau Sing Kee – a yellow man
Who was the leader of united farm workers and helped farm workers
Maintain dignity and respect?
Cesar Chavez – a brown man
Who was the founder of blood plasma and the director of the red cross
Blood bank?
Dr. Charles Drew – a Black Man
Who was the first american heroine who aided the lewis and clark
Expedition?
Sacagawea – a red woman
Who was the famous educator and semanticist who made outstanding
Contributions to education in america?
S. I. Hayakawa – a yellow man
Who invented the world’s first stop light and the gas mask?
Garrett Morgan – A Black Man
Who was the american surgeon who was one of the founders of
Neurosurgery?
Harvey William Cushing – a white man
Who was the man who helped design the nation’s capital, made the first
Clock to give time in america and wrote the first almanac?
Benjamin Banneker – a Black Man
Who was the legendary hero who helped establish the league of iroquois?
Hiawatha – a redman
Who was the leader of the first macrobiotic center in america?
Michio Kushi- A yellow man
Who was the founder of the city of chicago in 1772?
Jean Baptiste – a Black Man
Who was one of the organizers of the american indian movement?
Denis Banks – a redman
Who was the jewish financier who raised funds to sponsor christopher
Columbus’ voyage to america?
Luis de Santangel – a white man
Who was the woman who led countless slaves to freedom on the
Underground railroad?
Harriet Tubman – a black woman



 

Pierre A. Evans is a freelance writer of Entertainment, Music, Art, Culture, Fashion and Current Events, and previously for SoulTrain.com, NDigo.com, ChicagoDefender.com, EmpireRadioMagazine.com, and UrbanMuseMag.com, an author, singer/songwriter, actor, model, poet, dancer, and DJ. He is also the Owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Productions and the Owner/Publisher of GO BANG! Magazine. Follow him on Facebook @Pierre Andre Evans, Twitter @Playerre, and on Instagram @Pierre_Andre_Evans.

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