Afterword Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea

  title={Afterword Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea},
  author={Michael O. West},
  journal={To Turn the Whole World Over},
  • M. O. West
  • Published 1 March 2019
  • History
  • To Turn the Whole World Over
It is a truism that black folk in the United States are an international people. From the beginning of the republic, they were compelled by force of domestic (national) circumstances to internationalize their struggle for liberation, the founders having excluded them from the US social contract. The initial affidavit of exclusion is right there in the inaugural document of the social contract, the Declaration of Independence, which, ever so cryptically, damned the king of England for having…