Learning The Ropes
"Ashes to Ashes" are the final words in typical African American funeral services. Many of those who were murdered by the Klan to maintain the reign of white supremacy never received their Ashes to Ashes. The goal of this project by Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker is to acknowledge and mourn the African Americans who were racially terrorized during the Jim Crow era after the Civil War and until this very day. Some endured lynching and other forms of brutalization and therefore, they never received a proper burial. This is about to change on April 30, 2016! The Home-Going Celebration of thousands of African Americans is about to happen.
This is a call for submissions, if you are a published writer or an emerging writer and have a story to share, we’d love to hear it. We are using the online submission system. Submit a vignette (500 words or less) from the voice of one of the countless African Americans that’ve fallen victim to the brutality of lynching often never receiving a proper burial. Submissions are accepted from anyone writing in the English language.