"Intro (Rage & Sorrow)" lyrics - BRELAND

"Intro (Rage & Sorrow)"

In this place called Tobacco Road

[Spoken Word]
1619, the White Lion takes the first group of Black slaves to a colony in Virginia
Over the next two hundred fifty years, twelve million Africans were captured and transported to the Western world
Through Civil War, reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement
The stench of racism pervades American institutions still
Through systemic discrimination, legislation and violence
This year is no different