Before someone can devalue another’s humanity they first must have contempt for their own.
In 2015 Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett began planning the 2nd Sacred Libation Ceremony honoring the 154 African-American women who were lynched in America. She asked me to contribute the events that led to us knowing about the women for an article she was working on for publication. Below is an updated version of those events.…… Continue reading How I Found The Black Women Who Were Lynched in America
by Marilyn Kai Jewett Many of us who are students of history know about the thousands of African American men who were lynched in this nation. However, most don’t know about the many African American women who were also lynched. A website dedicated to Henrietta Vinton Davis, a prominent and fearless leader in Marcus Garvey’s Universal…… Continue reading WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: THE LYNCHING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN BETWEEN 1870 AND 1957
ANNUAL SACRED LIBATION CEREMONY FOR OUR SISTERS The community remembers Black women lynched The Laura Nelson Lynching is the only photograph of a Black woman who was lynched in the USA. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 29, 2016 — Spiritually-conscious people of African descent will gather 3:00 PM sharp, Sunday, March 20, rain or shine, at Congo (Washington)…… Continue reading ANNUAL SACRED LIBATION CEREMONY FOR OUR SISTERS: The community remembers Black women lynched
SAVE THE DATE! IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR SISTERS: BLACK WOMEN LYNCHED IN THE U.S. BETWEEN 1870-1957 They must not be forgotten! THIRD ANNUAL SACRED LIBATION CEREMONY Sponsored by Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett, Oni Sango 3:00PM Sharp Sunday, March 20, 2016 (rain or shine) Congo (Washington) Square 7th & Walnut Streets (at the big tree across…… Continue reading 2016 SACRED LIBATION CEREMONY IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR SISTERS: BLACK WOMEN LYNCHED IN THE U.S.
Second Annual Sacred Libation Ceremony in Remembrance on March 29, 2015 By Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett Last year while reading articles on a Black news website, I noticed a link to an article about Black women who were lynched. Being a student of history, I followed the link which led to another Black website and…… Continue reading REMEMBERING OUR SISTERS: BLACK WOMEN WHO WERE LYNCHED IN AMERICA