“Black Lesbians are not apolitical. We have been a part of every freedom struggle within this country.” – Audre Lorde
On Wednesday evening, October 22, myself and 5 other WARRIOR QUEENS with our warrior brother, took a stand for Black Lives on the I-75 interstate of Downtown Atlanta. From Ferguson to Atlanta, young Black women are standing on the front lines and continuing the radical legacy of ancestors:
From the Amazon legions of Dahomey through the Ashanti warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa. From the freedom fighter Harriet Tubman to anti-lynching crusader, Ida B Wells. From Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Septima Clark to Assata Shakur, Kathleen Clever, and Angela Davis.
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love and protect each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur
For more info about the action, READ: http://southernersonnewground.org/2014/10/black-lives-matter-everywhere/
Watch Mary Hooks (lead organizer) in an interview with Channel 2 news as the action was happening: http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/protestors-block-traffic-on-downtown-connector/vCyRJ5/