Re: MF's

David E. Bell (
Sun, 26 Oct 1997 16:02:02 -0500

I don't know what your source is for your version, but I personally heard
Bobbie use the "this is a stickup" version on several occasions.

To: sixties-l@jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
Date: Sunday, October 26, 1997 3:20 AM
Subject: MF's

>Let me add this to the "Up Against the Wall, Motherfuckers"
>exchange....check it out, but I think you'll find that Black Panther
>Bobbie Seale said "We need to tell White America, 'Up against the wall,
>motherfuckers, we've come for what's ours"..NOT..."this
>is a stickup'."
>In fact, what predates any source given on that phrase so far is the fact
>that for years stick-up men were know to say...'Up against the wall,
>motherfucker, this is a stickup'." Later cops, poets and radicals adopted
>to fit their needs.
>Paul (an old MFer)