This morning we speak to organizers of the Global Simultaneous Libation for the Ancestors Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9 AM Pacific Time, 12 noon Eastern Time. Osei Terry R. Chandler, native NYer, arts activist, former radio host, father, and social worker, with Deborah Wright, founded the Charleston Remembrance Committee in 1998 for the purpose of honoring our ancestors who perished DURING the Middle Passage; Helen Phillips or “Salako” is the libation pourer at the Charleston Ritual. Chadra Pittman Walke, Hampton, Virginia, Mother, Anthropologist, Writer, Advocate is the Founder & Director of 4 E.V.E.R and The Sankofa Projects. Jerrie Spruce, Hampton, Virginia is also Kemetic Priestess Auset AkuRa; this is Brother Osakumi Jackson, Ayida Wedo Drummers Society, Inc., in Georgetown, South Carolina. For a listing of the 2014 ceremonies: http://maafasfbayarea.com Michael Gene Sullivan, playwright, actor, director, joins us to talk about his new work, fugitive/slave/act, a historical drama based on a true story from the turbulent days before the Civil War staged 6/7 at LHT collaboration: Tangela Large (Ruby) and Tyee Tilghman (Cecil), cast from pen/man/ship, Christina Anderson’s World Premiere at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco through June 15, are next. Regina E. Mason, Oakland native, great-great-great granddaughter of pioneering autobiographer William Grimes who wrote the first fugitive slave narrative in America, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave, joins Michael Lange who portrays Mr. Grimes in The Raw Truth this Sunday, June 8.
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