Volunteer: Be part of creating a Black history timeline at revcom.us


July 27, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


There is the potential for something of unprecedented beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness: Black people playing a crucial role in putting an end, at long last, to this system which has, for so long, not just exploited but dehumanized, terrorized and tormented them in a thousand ways—putting an end to this in the only way it can be done—by fighting to emancipate humanity, to put an end to the long night in which human society has been divided into masters and slaves, and the masses of humanity have been lashed, beaten, raped, slaughtered, shackled and shrouded in ignorance and misery.

Bob Avakian, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA


Be part of creating a Black history timeline at revcom.us—to tell the true and largely unknown story of the oppression and resistance of Black people in U.S. history.

BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, the handbook for revolution, starts out with this quote:

There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth.

There is a wealth of precious and invaluable material about the oppression of Black people at revcom.us. But the true history of Black people, the history of resistance to that oppression, and what that says about the basis and need for revolution needs to be made accessible to many more people. There is a real need to organize, illustrate, and bring to life a timeline that captures the sweep and development of the history of Black people in the U.S.—with sharp, concise text and quotes along with photographs, videos, illustrations, etc.

Whether you're brand new to revcom.us/Revolution or have been checking out this site and newspaper for a while—if you see the importance of getting out the truth about the oppression of Black people, we invite you to be a part of this timeline project as you learn more about Bob Avakian and the movement for revolution he is leading.

This will be a fun effort, where people bring their creativity, skills, and just plain desire to learn more about history and the world—contribute to a meaningful project that is part of the movement for revolution to radically change the world.

There will never be a revolutionary movement in this country that doesn't fully unleash and give expression to the sometimes openly expressed, sometimes expressed in partial ways, sometimes expressed in wrong ways, but deeply, deeply felt desire to be rid of these long centuries of oppression [of Black people]. There's never gonna be a revolution in this country and there never should be, that doesn't make that one key foundation of what it's all about.

Bob Avakian, BAsics 3:19

To get involved in this project: Write to spreadrevolution@gmail.com



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