I Bear Witness .. Passing The Torch –

I Bear Witness .. Passing The Torch – I Bear Witness #CivilRights

17th @ASALH – CHS Woodson 2013 Luncheon
ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History
#AmericanHistory #BlackHistory #CivilRights #IBearWitness #History

Upcoming ASALH Annual Conference Oct 2 – 6 https://asalh.org/conference/

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I love when the Village gathers! 22nd Charleston Middle Passage Remembrance

Photos – 22nd Charleston Middle Passage Remembrance 

Stay tuned https://www.facebook.com/CHSRemembrance/

June 13th, 2020 …. see you then. Check with www.remembertheAncestors.com to see the schedules of others cities who have alternate dates in 2019

Some of us head out early to see the Sun rise and work with incense.

Dr. Germon Moriniere-Bey “From Afrikan Soil to American Shores: A Journey of Self- Preservation – #ASALH sponsored Educational Component of the program
https\://asalh.org/ The Founders of Black History Month (est. 1915)

One of these days, we’ll all break bread together.. we went to My Three Sons!

Some history …..
https\://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/28/arts/design/28benc.html

“There is no suitable memorial or plaque or wreath or wall or park or skyscraper lobby. There is no 300-foot tower. There’s no small bench by the road.”

The benches were inspired by a comment Morrison made in a 1989 interview about a lack of monuments where people could go and contemplate slavery.

The first bench was placed on Sullivans Island near Charleston in 2008. Others are in Ohio, Paris and Washington, D.C.

South Carolina has many negative ties to the beginning and perpetuation of slavery, but Mitchelville provides insight into its role at the end of slavery.

https\://discoversouthcarolina.com/articles/bench-by-the-road-on-sullivans-island

#Sankofa #MAAFA #Ancestors #chsmiddlepassageremembrance#RemembertheAncestors #MiddlePassageREMEMBRANCE
#CharlestonSC #PortCity
#ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora

 

Please support 2019 CHS Middle Passage Remembrance GoFundMe Campaign

I love documenting this event!! 2nd Sat in June – Sullivan’s Island! Wear White!

Please support to such a worthy mission! Donate to CHS Middle Passage Remembrance

 

Every year since 1998, as a fully independent initiative, members of the Charleston community have organized and gathered to enact a tribute program of Remembrance honoring Our Ancestors who perished during the Trans Atlantic Middle Passage. The well-organized program occurs the second Saturday of every June at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, Mount Pleasant/Charleston, South Carolina. CHSRemembrance Facebook Page

After over twenty years of funding our annual REMEMBRANCE event using personal funds and small donations collected at the event, the Charleston Remembrance Committee has decided to reach out the public-at-large to help us fund some of the key elements of our program.

Blue & John Crow Mountain Views – Kimochii Villa Road Trip JAMAICA

Photos – Blue & John Crow Mountain Views – Kimochii Villa Road Trip JAMAICA

An early start .. begins with Horace RACY Matthews, UNIA member at Reggae City, Bob Marley Statute in Kingston… Up through Papine, St Andrew with Mark Andre Scott of Academic Journies through the Blue Mountain Culinary Trail to Holywell Park ….. This where the decision comes in… do we go back down the way we came or go through Portland? What do you think happened? Cascade, Portland …. Friendship Gap – St Mary for a quick game of Dominoes B| LOL The movement continues.. #RUReady4JA🇯🇲? #KimochiiVilla #AroundJamaicain7days #AllFiDeLoveofYaad #HealthTourism #ReconnectwithJamaica #Travelover50 #ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora

St. Thomas & St Ann – Kimochii Villa Road Trip JAMAICA

St. Thomas & St. Ann – Road Trip Jamaica

Jack Mansong or Three Finger Jack

Judgement Cliff

Paul Bogle Monument

Easington, St. Thomas

Back into Kingston then on the road to St Ann

Fern Gully

Little Dunn’s River

Ocho Rios

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The movement continues.. #RUReady4JA🇯🇲 #AroundJamaicain7days#AllFiDeLoveofYaad #HealthTourism #ReconnectwithJamaica#Travelover50 #ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora

1st 24 hrs with Kimochii Villa – #KingstonsBestAirBNBHost JAMAICA

Kingston with Kimochii Villa – JAMAICA

Hopped on the @KnutsfordExpress from Montego Bay to Kingston .. just under $25 it was about 3 hrs… I dont remember. LOL Kevin Scott came to receive me at the New Kingston location… this was Champs weekend..

Kingston was packed, traffic was hellish. We stopped by my old school St. Theresa Prep, then on to the gentlemen that cook some serious food on Camp Road. Went to the Fruits Man right out side of Harbour View Shopping Center… a daily stop for fresh jelly coconut.

We took in a little Kingston night life at PULSE… where I finally met Jamaican Cultural Ambassador LaTonya Style of Dance JA Academy by chance!!! She’s been to 35 countries now including Senegal .. spreading the love of DanceHall!! Then came CHAMPS LYME…. OMG the food!!!

The movement continues.. #RUReady4JA🇯🇲 #AroundJamaicain7days #AllFiDeLoveofYaad #HealthTourism #ReconnectwithJamaica #Travelover50 #ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora