Last Day of School
Toussaint Morrison was hired by a Minneapolis Public High School to teach a 3-month long slam poetry workshop, and to deliver a slam poem in each English class to stir up interest amongst the students. When the principal received word that Morrison had performed a spoken word piece about Minneapolis Public School’s national leading racial disparity, the experience of losing a classmate before graduation, and white privilege- well, Mr. Morrison was dismissed from his duties as a slam poetry workshop artist that day. Soon after, Morrison called upon his memories of past friends lost to gun violence, police brutality, and the hegemony experienced as a black male in classrooms constructed for white success, and wrote Last Day of School.
Produced by Dr. Wylie, Toussaint Morrison, Jimmy & The Threats
Mixed by Dr. Wylie
Vocals by Toussaint Morrison, Andrew Berkowitz
Lyrics by Toussaint Morrison
Mastered by Bruce Templeton