Nov. 21, 2020
White Supremacy Will Never Break Our Will
Francis Grimke came to the podium on November 20, 1898, just after a coup d’etat and white racist insurrection had occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 10, 1898, that left the black citizens of the city facing personal, political and economic annihilation. Reverend Grimke stated emphatically that African Americans in this country would never stop fighting for the rights due to them as citizens. No matter how pervasive and demeaning the Jim Crow mandates against African American ancestors, no matter how much terror our African American ancestors communities faced they will never acquiesce or break in this fight against white supremacy. We are still fighting and still demanding what is rightfully ours 122 years after this powerful speech. You must understand that harder you come at us the absolute stronger we become. Why? Because our ancestors would demand nothing less from us than our total devotion to the cause of liberation and reparations.