Gil Scott Heron, BOMA Minute
On this day April 1, 1949 - Gil Scott Heron was born in Chicago Illinois. His scholarship and command of the spoken word made a significant impact on me personally. As a literary genius and a founding father of Rap and HipHop, he impacted the entire world.
He wrote his first book of poetry at age 13. He penned his first novel, ‘The Vulture’ when he was 19 and two years later released his debut album, “New Black Poet: Small Talk at 125th & Lennox” including his iconic, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
Poet Extraordinaire, Gil Scott Heron passed away on May 28th 2011.
This is has been a Breath of My Ancestors Minute-brought to you by the Institute of Radical Reconciliation-We Must Never Forget