Remembering Gullah/Geechee Souls: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery and Revisiting Wilmington 1898 Massacre

As we demand and await justice for Sister Breonna Taylor who was viciously murdered by the police in her own home, we also awaiting a conviction in the trial of the murders of Brother Ahmaud Arbery. Brother Arbery was a native of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was murdered on the outskirts of Brunswick, GA by white racists. The most outstanding tribute to Brother Arbery was done at the Trinity United Church of Christ. “The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery” clearly outlines the illness of America as a whole and what we who believe in freedom must do:

The lynching of Ahmaud Arbery wasn’t the first one of native Gullah/Geechees in broad daylight. In 1898, the terrorist threats and lynching became a massacre. This massacre was documented in the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire.” From the ashes of the burned down Black Gullah/Geechee owned businesses in Wilmington, NC, a phoenix is now rising. The youth have been inspired by the truth and as they have gone out into the streets seeking justice and a new reality for their town. All of this is captured in “Wilmington on Fire Chapter II.”

In remembrance of the Gullah/Geechee souls of Wilmington, we encourage you to not only view “Wilmington on Fire” on various streaming services, but to donate to the completion of Chapter II:

https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/wof2?fbclid=IwAR0zewzlAXFp4Yh-ygmxEXV-vq2lZDldfuQ9jvFBVgKHBzdoMDeXMC3wRLQ#story

We must continue to tell the stories of the fallen Gullah/Geechees to insure that their spirits live on. Ahmaud and 1898 will never be forgotten.


Learn more about Wilmington on Fire here:

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