Monday, July 14, 2008

The Musical Journey Of Rubin Beer

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I combined images from Rubin's "journey": The still standing 650 6th Street (currently for sale for $3,950,000!), 1454 Walton Ave in the Bronx and archival Division Street images where Rubin worked. Included, towards the end, is a shot of 5 Division Street (green awning) which Rubin owned. When he died around 1960, Bruce's mother got practically nothing for it. Today it's probably worth millions.
Go out and tell our story.
Let it echo far and wide.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.
How justice was our battle
And how justice was denied.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.
And say to those who blame us
For the way we chose to fight
That sometimes there are battles
That are more than black or white...
And I could not put down my sword
When justice was my right.
Make them hear you.
Go out and tell our story
To your daughters and your sons.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.
And tell them, in our struggle,
We were no the only ones.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.
Your sword can be a sermon
Or the power of the pen.
Teach every child to raise his voice
And then, my brothers, then
Will justice be demanded
By ten million righteous men.
Make them hear you.
When they hear you,
I'll be near you
Again.

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