Monday, March 31, 2008

A Fundraiser and Tribute for Mukasa Da Da (Willie Ricks)

48 Years of Struggle for the Liberation of African People!

A Fundraiser and Tribute for Mukasa Da Da (Willie Ricks)

Saturday, April 19, 2008 4-8 p.m.

Cosby Center Auditorium Spelman College

This courageous Pan-African freedom fighter became actively involved in the struggle for human rights as early as 15 years old. During the era of the 60's Brother Mukasa became an organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Mukasa faced white racist terrorism from the Ku Klux Klan, White citizen's councils and police, when he was sent to rural towns in the South to encourage voting rights and to politically educate the Africans (Black People) concerning their rights as citizens.

"They thought they had found a solution in the idea of black political power. Willie Ricks (Brother Mukasa), another SNCC staffer on the Meredith march, reduced this concept to two words: black power. The two were forcefully expressive and could be used to make a lively chant, as Carmichael (Kwame Ture) and Ricks (Mukasa) soon showed". (Black Awakening in Capitalist America), p.21-22, by Robert L. Allen)

Mukasa and Kwame with SNCC helped raise the freedom cry for Black Power in the Mississippi Delta transforming the call to one of power among African youth in urban cities in the United States, throughout the Americas, Africa, Britain, and the Caribbean.

Brother Mukasa has not stopped giving us revolutionary inspiration and information to fight the forces of oppression and exploitation world-wide. From Alabama to Africa, Brother Mukasa continues to introduce generations after generations to the work of Fannie Lou Hammer, Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, Amy and Marcus Garvey, Mbalia Camara, Kwame Nkrumah, Seku Ture, Kwame Ture, Steve Biko, Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.

Brother Mukasa is receiving medical treatment for cancer. His friends, comrades and family are coming together to help with his medical expenses.

On April 19, 2008 (Saturday) from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Spelman College, Cosby Center Auditorium…Come hear former SNCC members and many comrades and the family of Brother Mukasa. The program is free to the public. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

For More Information Contact 404-561-6309 or 404-394-0800 Email: afrgive@bellsouth.net We encourage everyone to come to the Planning Meeting on April 6, 2008 4 P.M. at ITC (International Theological Center). Take I-20 West to Joseph E. Lowery Blvd turn right on M.L. King and turn right to parking lot at Sunset Ave. (from Austell turn Left on J.E. Lowery Blvd)
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