Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press Published 9:00 a.m. CT Sept. 13, 2018

JACKSON — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. “The revolution done signed my name,” they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer. “All of us who are in the room right now are midwives for transformation,” said Rukia Lumumba, daughter of the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and co-founder of the Electoral Justice Project.

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/13/black-female-organizers-hope-reshape-trump-era-politics/1225287002/

 

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