Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Today in Black History: Fast and Pray
On this day, June 2, 1899, Black Americans observed a day of fasting. This day of fasting and prayer was called by the National Afro-American Council in protest of the lynching and racial massacres occurring in the United States. Unfortunately, these lynchings carried on through the 20th Century, and there are still reports of hate crimes in this 21st century.
Music/spoken word on subject: Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday, and Black Baby Tears by Stephen Earley Jordan.
Book on subject: Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women, and Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Info source: blackfacts.com
Photo source: latina.com
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