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Re: Burn baby burn

Posted by Masakim on August 27, 2003

In Reply to: Burn baby burn posted by elp on August 27, 2003

: Anyone know where this one originated?

burn, baby, burn. A slogan adopted by militant Blacks after a riot in Los Angeles in 1965, in which 34 people died and wide area was destroyed by arsonists.
From _Brewer's Dictionary of 20th-Century Phrase & Fable_