SPEAK MY NAME
International Speak My Name Day
In keeping with the African proverb “speak my name and I will live forever” an individual will speak that name aloud, maybe say a prayer and/or light a candle for their name.
Will you speak my name?
Choose a name from the list of over 4,000 African Americans who were lynched in the USA.
Write the name you have chosen on an index card, then take a self-portrait photograph (selfie) and share #internationalspeakmynameday with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or text message so no name will be left behind.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 : International Speak My Name Day. Join others around the world when you speak the name you have chosen aloud, maybe say a prayer, video, Snapchat, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook LIFE or simply light a candle, so they will live forever.
Scroll down to choose the name of an African American who was lynched in the United States. Submit your request using the form below.
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A Month of Remembrance
Starting Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and each day thereafter through August 31, 2017, Ashes to Ashes (A2A) will post an original submmission (poetry, video, music, articles, songs, and more) by individuals who have taken time out to remember the mother's, father's, sister's, brother's, niece's, nephew's, cousin's, grandmother's, grandfather's, aunt's, uncle's and friends who where 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, simply because of increased amount of melanin (pigment) in their skin.