Civil Rights movement
"On May 2, 1964 Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee were kidnapped and murdered by the KKK in Meadville, MS. Their bodies were found in July of that year during a search for civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney but no legal action was taken at that time. In 2004 Canadian filmmaker David Ridgen discovered a film clip of the bodies being recovered which led to the arrest and conviction of the murderer."
Before the Emancipation Proclamation, escaped slaves were classified as "contraband" by the Union Army, so as to not return such "property" to plantation owners. Instead, many former slaves became conscripts for the Union Army, such as this group pictured aboard a ship in the Union's South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, in Port Royal, S.C.
Memorial Held “In Remembrance of Our Sisters: 150 Black Women Who Were Lynched in the U.S. Between 1870-1957.” As they prayed to heal the women who were lynched, the people were being healed too. “The rituals to heal our communities need to be done. Many are hurting. We all agree that this is the beginning of a new spiritual awakening and awareness of our Ancestral traditions. Performing these rituals are very important for the survival and healing of African American communities in America.”