Beyond the Pit

//Beyond the Pit

Beyond the Pit

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“Beyond the Pit’’ is a semi-fictional work. Due to strong content, this work is intended for adult readers. This sequel to ‘’Up From the Pit’’ focuses on the protagonist as he ventures forth during the dawn of the ‘’Black Revolution’’ in America. The system was literally and figuratively choking the life of Blacks in America. The perpetual conditioning and conditions had a stagnating effect on the enslaved, especially in the South. Blacks and whites were entrapped in a hate-filled system. The legacy of this false democracy will be examined.

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“Beyond the Pit’’ is a semi-fictional work. Due to strong content, this work is intended for adult readers. This sequel to ‘’Up From the Pit’’ focuses on the protagonist as he ventures forth during the dawn of the ‘’Black Revolution’’ in America. The system was literally and figuratively choking the life of Blacks in America. The perpetual conditioning and conditions had a stagnating effect on the enslaved, especially in the South. Blacks and whites were entrapped in a hate-filled system. The legacy of this false democracy will be examined.

Battering ram efforts were being used against the locked doors of justice and freedom; racism and oppression were still the order of the day. During the sixties, the hate and hypocrisy toward Black Americans would be attacked from many fronts. The soulful evolution of Blacks is high lighted. In the sixties, there was a rebirth for America; a time of determination, confrontation, and revelations. Blacks as a people would no longer be held submissive to a godless existence, perpetrated by those void of humane feelings. However, those who did nothing to right America’s legacy of hate and violence were codefendants in this tragedy.

The philosophies and actions of Dr. Martin King Jr., Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, and other social and political activists are illuminated. The turbulent results of the social upheaval during the sixties are examined. There too, is a glance at past revolutionaries who fought to remove the chains of bondage, in a nation forged in hell. Various perspectives are examined in connection with the goals of particular civil rights leaders and organizations, and their impact on the ‘’Movement’’. The origin of the term ‘’Black Power’’, and the Black psyche are viewed and their impact on the ‘’Movement’’. ‘’Beyond the Pit’’, also provides an overview of the Civil Rights Movement in America. The work reflects on the social, national, and international events of the times with a candid look at the Vietnam War from a Black perspective. National and international events of the sixties are highlighted along with their significance as it related to Blacks in America. There too, is a look at the personalities who influenced the direction of American history. Black university life is also inspected. The work also identifies the hate mongers prior to and during the sixties.

‘’Beyond the Pit’’ also follows the personal interactions of the protagonist, which are charged with the spirit of the times, the feelings for the women in his life, and how they shape his perspective as it related to relationships. There, too, is strong sexual content. Black life in white America, and  St. Louis, is one of the overriding themes of ‘’Beyond the Pit.’’ Black arts and sports are viewed in connection with the overall theme.