Today is The 103rd Anniversary of the Lynching of 8 Months Pregnant Mary Turner.

English: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Mary Turner, painted plaster sculpture,1919
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Mary Turner, 1919
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller [Public domain]

The below image of the news article from the 1918 edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is the first piece of evidence proving Mary Turner had been lynched on May 19, 1918. That was 100 years ago as of May 19, 2018. Malcolm X was born on that date seven years later in 1925.

Atlanta Journal Constitution article detailing the lynching of Mary Turner in May 1918.
Atlanta Journal Constitution article detailing the lynching of Mary Turner in May 1918.

A few people have determined that the best way to deal with the shame they feel for those who committed this atrocity is to claim it was a hoax. Where it not for courageous journalists of merit it would not be possible to cite Mary Turner and her unborn child to raise the call for an ascension of the human spirit to a new level of awareness. We are one.

Mary Turner was one of at least 148 documented cases of Black Women who were lynched in the United States of America. Seven years to the day after Mary Turner was lynched, Malcolm X came to this planet. It surprises us that the two events occurred on the same date seven years apart yet they are not equally as well known. Mary Turner’s lynching should be as well known as Malcolm X’s birthday if for no other reason the date is the same.

Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 seven years to the date after Mary Turner was lynched. Here Malcolm meets with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the United States Capitol.

Visit MaryTurner.org to learn about Mary Turner and the atrocity that led to her death in detail.

By Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.

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