Killer Mike has never been one to keep silent, and Wednesday, September 21, the day of Troy Davis‘ scheduled execution, was no different. Both Killer Mike and Big Boi, along with the NAACP and many college students from the surrounding area, were present in Jackson, Georgia to protest Davis’ execution.
They kept everyone updated about what was going on through their Twitter pages, and before the protests began, Mike Bigga took to pulpit in a local church and let loose with some words of truth.
Read more of Killer Mike’s speech and watch video of it below.
“I’m angry. It’s unfair that my grandfather was born in 1922. My father was a former Atlanta city police officer born in 1955 and the stories that they tell me about the police brutalizing black men in 1933, ’43, ’53, ’63, ’73, ’83, ’93, 2003, and will be in 2013 until we stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough. There will be no more dying here. We will not go silently today. You can’t kill our boys any longer. You won’t murder our children. And we won’t go quietly.’”
“We’re going to leave here knowing that you may kill one of us. But to shut us up you better be prepared to kill all of us. You can kill Fred Hampton. You can kill Martin King. You can kill Malcolm X. You can kill Troy Davis. You can kill a black man named Jesus and 3 days later, we ‘gon still rise!
“As a son of Georgia, I’m going to say wit tears in my eyes, you’ve been killing us for 105 years. So, Georgia, do what you’ve got to do because you better know that this day and henceforth, these children are going to do what they’ve got to do.
“I see a Shirley Chisolm out there. I see a Thurgood Marshall out there. I see change coming. Change ain’t coming un-angry. This day is leaving a taste so disgusting in a student’s mouth, that Georgia and America, you will be forced to contend with these young people.
“I say God bless you, Morehouse. God bless you, Spelman. God bless you, Clark, Morris Brown, Georgia State. God bless Troy Davis.”
Photo credit: Big Boi