On August 13th 1990, Curtis Mayfield became paralyzed from the neck down, after stage lighting equipment fell on him at an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Flatbush. This incident brought on his slow and harrowing demise which he endured with the dignity and the forbearance that we are accustomed to from CM. It’s a shame that Curtis’ commentary on our social ills is at best neglected; at worst disparaged by the very people that more than ever could benefit from his insights.
We’re all built up with progress
But sometimes I must confess
We can deal with rockets and dreams
But reality, what does it mean