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The Black Panther Party National Anthem


     






First published in the The Black Panther newspaper in the spring of 1969.

Yes - He turned and be walked
Past the eyes of my life.
And, he nodded and sang without sound.
And his face had the look
Of a man who knew strife
And a feeling familiarly came around.

REFRAIN:

      I said,
      Man, where have you been for all these years
      Man, where were you when I sought you
      Man, do you know me as I know you
      Man, am I coming through

And, he spoke in a voice
That was centuries old.
And, be smiled in a way that was strange.
And, his full lips of night
Spoke about our people's plight
And a feeling familiarly came around.

REFRAIN:

      And, we sat and we talked
      About freedom and things.
      And, he told me about what he dreamed.
      But I knew of that dream
      Long before he had spoke
      And a feeling familiarly came around.
            


Source:
The Black Panthers Speak Edited by Philip S. Foner; with a new foreword by Clayborne Carson. 1st Da Capo Press ed. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

  • Moffitt E185.615.F58 1995


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