Em homenagem a todas e a todos os que exigem o fim do racismo e o compromisso com a justiça, a Comissão Fulbright Portugal partilha um hino à Liberdade, escrito e interpretado por Nina Simone.

Oiçamos To Be Young, Gifted and Black !


(in Favilli, E & Cavallo, F.: 2017: Histórias para Raparigas Rebeldes, Lisboa, Nuvem de Tinta, pp. 160-161)


To be young, gifted and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black,
Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know
There are billion boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black,
And that’s a fact!

Young, gifted and black
We must begin to tell our young
There’s a world waiting for you
This is a quest that’s just begun

When you feel really low
Yeah, there’s a great truth you should know
When you’re young, gifted and black
Your soul’s intact

Young, gifted and black
How I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth

Oh, but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it’s at