Our Black Men, With Style and Grace

Today in history, the musical legend Bob Marley was Born. It is now hard to sum up this mans legacy into a short Biography. Hopefully the exerpt below is something new you may not of known about Bob. Marley’s legacy will forever be recognized and celebrated as one of the most influential musicians in history.

This photo was taken by photographer Dennis Morris. From an excerpt with The Rolling Stone he talks about the story behind this photograph. [“This photo dates from around 1979, when Marley was staying on King’s Road in Chelsea, London. “He was at the height of his powers,” Morris says. “You can see the vibrancy. The thing about Bob, to me, was that he had an incredible sense of being – his presence was enormous. He knew exactly what he was there for; what he was about; the power of his music; the power of himself; the power he tried to instill into people, what people could do if they believe in themselves. The man truly was a messenger.”

Adds Morris, “One of the things that most people don’t realize is that the rise of his success was four years: He really took off in ’77, and by ’81 he was gone. In four years, he conquered the world. He touched every single human being possible in such a short amount of time. It was an incredible feat.”]

Happy Black History Month. Peace, Union.