Who Is Burning Down Black Churches?
On the night of June 30th, the historically black church of Mount Zion AME church was covered in flames in the small town of Greeleyville, S.C. Only two decades ago, this same church was set on fire by the KKK. The town of Greeleyville is only an hour north of Charleston, South Carolina, the city in the Black Belt South where white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered 9 African Americans at Emanuel AME church on the evening of June 17th, 2015. Since the horrific white supremacist terror attack at Emanuel AME, 6 African American churches have been on fire, with only 3 not including Mount Zion AME being investigated by the Feds as arson attempts and others still under investigation.Continue reading…
White Supremacy Must Die
Recall the 16th Street Church bombing, an act of white supremacist terror which occurred at an African American church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963. Four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted over two dozen sticks of dynamite with a timing device beneath the front steps of the church. The terror attack killed four black girls: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair. This was an act of intimidation, meant to stifle organizing efforts for the Civil Rights Movement which the Klan saw as a threat to the legacy of white hegemony in the South.Continue reading…
"History is always in the making; while women of color and Indigenous peoples remain wordless in the official record. The very act of writing then, conjuring/coming to ‘see’ what has yet to be recorded in history is to bring into consciousness what only the body knows to be true."
- This Bridge Called My Back, Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anazaldua
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