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Posted By: GUEST,Seku Neblett aka Carver Neblett aka Chico Ne
25-Feb-08 - 09:35 PM
Thread Name: Back of Bus Songs
Subject: RE: Back of Bus Songs
"If you miss me at the back of the bus" was composed and copywrited by Carver Neblett, aka, Seku Neblett . The original title was "If you miss me in the Mississippi River and you can't find me nowhere, come on down to the swimming pool and I'll be swimming down there". The song was written during a trial sourounding protest at the public swimming pool in Cairo, Illinois. The brother of one of the defendants drowned in the river because the public pool did not admit people of African decent. As the song spread throught the south, the people changed the the song into, "If you miss me at the back of the bus". Thank you, Seku Neblett, Charles Neblett's brother. -

I am very much alive and still struggling for "The Liberation, and Unification of Africa and all
of her scattered and suffering People and for the forward progress of the human family.

Thank you,