"Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential."
Quincy Jones (via sunflobrwn)
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(via sugeknights)He died when he was beginning to talk more and build something for black people. I mean he was the voice of a generation reaching millions of people. Imagine their fear seeing that man, son of a black panther woman, educated on his people who used his song as a media to TALK. If he would have gone in the political field, he would have been a force to be reckoned with. And they knew that. They fucking knew that. (via whatwhiteswillneverknow)
Yale Law School students, ca. 1921: Jasper Alston Atkins, Charles A. Chandler, Mifflin Gibbs, and Leroy Pierce.
Image courtesy of the Jasper Alston Atkins Papers, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Retouched by MarmadukePercy.
THAT BAG EXPLAINING IT ALL