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Wil Robinson is a historian of the African American Frontier and pioneer west. A former professional rodeo bronc rider for fifteen years. He has experience as a veteran Marine Corps combat photographer in Vietnam with Studies of humanities at Kansas State University. Wil has an extreme desire for bringing about an awareness of crucial knowledge and information which will be of historical value of times and generations in the future.
He recalls as a young boy growing up in Kansas, many thoughts of his Imagination which increased his curiosity, of African Americans in western life, but was seldom seen. Wil vowed that he would never loose interest nor his thirst for knowledge of the African American culture and way of life in the American west. During the many years of his research of African Americans in the west, he has learned of many of his own relatives and Descendant's, from the Boot hill cemetery in Dodge City, Kansas to the Pony Express trails from Kansas to California.
Modeling, acting and living a western way of life is a treasure that Wil Robinson has come to love. Sharing some of his wisdom with anyone who is interested, is a pleasure.
"LORD" Let me be a cowboy, just one more day!
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Origin of the Flag of Pan-Africanism and/or Black Nationalism
Red is for the Blood. Black is the Black
People. Green is for
Red, Black and Green are the oldest
national colors known to man. They
are used as the flag of the Black
Liberation Movement in America
today, but actually go back to the Zinj
Empires of ancient Africa, which existed thousands of years
before Rome, Greece, France, England or America.
The Red, or the blood, stands as the top of all things. We
lost our land through blood; and we cannot gain it except
through blood. We must redeem our lives through the blood.
Without the shedding of blood there can be no redemption
of this race. However, the bloodshed and sorrow will not last
always. The Red significantly stands in our flag as a
reminder of the truth of history, and that men must gain and
keep their liberty, even at the risk of bloodshed.
The Black is in the middle. The Black man in this
hemisphere has yet to obtain land which is represented by
the Green. The acquisition of land is the highest and noblest
aspiration for the Black man on this continent, since without
land there can be no freedom, justice, independence, or
The colors were resurrected by the Hon. Marcus Garvey,
Father of African Nationalism, as the symbol of the
struggling sons and daughters of Africa, wherever they may
be. Since the 1950's, when the independence struggle
began to reap fruit, the Red, Black and Green have been
plainly adopted by Libya, Kenya and Afghanistan. Other
African States have included the colors Black and Red,
combined with yellow or white.
The colors were established in 1920 as the banner of the
Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), and
adopted as the symbol of Africans in America at the
convention of the Negro People's of the World. It is a symbol
of the devotion of all African people to the liberation of the
African Continent, and the establishment of a Nation in
Africa ruled by descendents of slaves from the Western
In addition, with the formation of the Republic of News
Africa, it has become the symbol of devotion for African
people in America to establish an independent African
nation on the North American Continent.
Thus, the colors were not chosen at any limited convention of
Black persons; but, have been, in centuries past, and are
now the emblem of true Black hope and pride, as embodied
in all theories of Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism.
WE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE RED, BLACK, AND
GREEN, OUR FLAG, THE SYMBOL OF OUR ETERNAL
STRUGGLE, AND TO THE LAND WE MUST OBTAIN;
ONE NATION OF BLACK PEOPLE, WITH ONE GOD OF
US ALL, TOTALLY UNITED IN THE STRUGGLE, FOR
BLACK LOVE, BLACK FREEDOM, AND BLACK
Black National Anthem
Sung by Howard Johnson
Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us,
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, Our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand.
True to our GOD,
True to our native land.
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