1, 968 Winters   Got up this morning feeling good & black Thinking black thoughts Did black things Played all my black records And minded my own black bidness Put on my best black clothes Walked out my black door And Lawd have mercy White Snow!   At first glance “1,968 Winters” appears to be purely a humorous poem.  At least, that is what I thought as a 5th grader, when I heard it performed by Yolanda Walker, the coolest black girl that had ever lived.  She stood on stage dressed in all black clothes and sporting an Angela Davis ‘fro at Aviano High School, during a Black History Month Program in 1973.  She opened her mouth and rocked my elementary school world. When…