Dr. Mutulu Shakur on the Passing of our Herman Ferguson:

Dr. Mutulu Shakur on the Passing of our Herman Ferguson:

A GREAT MAN IS GONE TO A NEW LEVEL, WORK WELL DONE, I WILL THAT HE STILL EXISTED, HE SURELY WOULD NOT WANT TO BE HERE WITHOUT BEING AS PRODUCTIVE AS HE BELIEVED HE WOULD WANT TO BE HIS ROLE IN MY LIFE WAS SO IMPORTANT TO WHO I BECAME ALL GOOD STEMS FROM HIS TEACHINGS AND EXAMPLES.YOU HAVE TO LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING .MY FAILURES WERE ALL MINE, IN THE PAST I HAVE WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ON OUR TRAVELS IN THE STRUGGLES ACROSS AMERICA, WITH HIM AND IYALUUA MUST HUG AND COMFORT UMI AND TRY TO PROVIDE COMPANIONSHIP AND LOVE TO HIS LIFE LONG COMRADE, PARTNER AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

RECENTLY WHILE READING HERMAN’S BOOK WITH A FRIEND OF MINE IN PRISON WHO HAD SOME RESPECT FOR ME READ IN THE PASSAGE THAT HERMAN SAID THAT HE WAS PROUD OF MY ROLE IN THE STRUGGLE AND MY YOUNG STEADFASTNESS AND THAT I HAD ACCOMPLISHED ALL THIS WITHOUT EVER FINISHING HIGH SCHOOL, I ARGUED WITH MY FELLOW COMRADE, “I SAID THAT I KNOW THAT MY MENTOR DID NOT PUT THAT IN HIS BOOK!!!”.BECAUSE THE MAIN REASON I FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL WAS BECAUSE IN MY TEENAGE YEARS MY MENTOR AND HANGOUT PARTNER WAS THE ONLY BLACK PRINCIPAL IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE TIME, AND THE HEAD OF MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS EDUCATION AGENDA.

MANY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO THE WORLD HAS GROWN TO KNOW AS THE COMMITTED OF BLACK LIBERATION STRUGGLE DEDICATED TO SELF DEFENSE DEMONSTRATED BY THEIR AUDACITY AND SACRIFICES, THEIR LIVES WERE NAVIGATED BY BROTHER HERMAN FERGUSON AND HIS LEADERSHIP AND RAM(REVOLUTIONARY ACTION MOVEMENT),AND THE DIRECTION HE GAVE TO THE SOUTH JAMAICA GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS MINISTER OF EDUCATION AMD INTERIOR T THE REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRICA. WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE MANY MEN AND WOMEN HE COMMANDED IN GUYANA AS A CORONAL IN THEIR ARMY. I WILL NOT TRY RE-WRITE HIS HISTORY TO TELL YOU ABOUT NEW BETHEL AGAIN A STORY THAT HAS BECOME FOLK LORE IN NEW AFRICA TO TELL YOU THE HE WAS THE HERO THE OCEAN HILL BROWNVILLE SCHOOL BOARD STRUGGLE THAT SET THE PERIMETER FOR COMMUNITY CONTROL OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN OUR COMMUNITY, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT WHEN HE RAN FOR SENATOR OF NEW YORK IN THE FREEDOM AND PEACE PARTY I STOOD BY HIS SIDE WHERE HE VERY CANDIDLY, PASSIONATELY AND LOGISTICALLY SPELLED OUT THE COMPELLING NED UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES A NEED FOR AN INDEPENDENT NATION FOR BLACK PEOPLE, AND BECAUSE HE WAS NOT FILLED WITH HATE AND WITH COMPELLING ARGUMENTS THE JUSTNESS OF HIS POSITION THREATENED THE POWERS THAT BE AND BECAME AN ENEMY OF THE STATE, AND HE CARRIED ON HIS STATESMEN DUTY FOR THE NEW AFRICAN NATION.AND BECAUSE HE WAS AN EDUCATOR THE VERY BASIS OF HIS FOUNDATION WAS TO EDUCATE AND PREPARE OUR YOUTH FOR THE BUILDING OF A BETTER NATION OR THE DEFENDING OF A BETTER PEOPLE.

IN SUMMARY MANY OF US THAT THEY CLAIM “THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING” DRAW FROM HERMAN FOR OUR CONFIDENCE AND STYLE OF WORK. LESSONS TAUGHT TO US THROUGH THE CLENCHED TEETH AND THE TOOTHPICK WAS SOME THE MOST INTENSE LESSONS EVER LEARNED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS TAUGHT TO US WAS TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND KNOW HOW TO SAY IT.

I LOVE YOU BROTHER WITH EVERYTHING IN ME, KEEP THE ANCESTORS LAUGHING, TELL YURI I SAID I LOVE HER AND I SAID HELLO, SHOULD BE EXCITING.

I SALUTE YOU, STIFF RESISTANCE,
BECAUSE OF YOU,
DR. MUTULU SHAKUR

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