The ones who get rich, while we scrape to get by,
Know our unity means their defeat;
So they set us against one another,
sister and brother, color 'gainst color,
Keeping us weak; they're keeping us weak.
From the smallest seed a might tree can grow,
With its roots planted firmly in the ground;
We've got to reach for the sun, only then will we know,
All the love and beauty and the beauty and the life to be found.
1 - Beverly Grant when interviewing rent strikers at Co-op City, in the Bronx, New York, for a film about their successful rent strike, when a young Puerto Rican woman told her, "Together we can move mountains."
2 - Beverly Grant was a member of the New York City band, The Human Condition.