A reparations rally will take place in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 5. Here are 5 things to know about the upcoming event.
Activist and filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, who coined the term Foundational Black American (FBA), organized the upcoming reparations rally.
The official event title is “The FBA Rally 4 Reparations.”
“This is the most important rally that we’ve had in modern American history because this is the first time that we’ve gotten together as a group, collectively, to come to the powers that be and demand specific tangibles for Black Americans,” Nasheed said in a promotional video for the rally.
According to EurWeb, speakers will highlight “the Reparations debt owed to Foundational Black Americans, based on government sanction(ed) slavery, ancestry, and lineage.”
“This rally will be monumental, because this is the first time that Black people are getting together in large numbers collectively, and petitioning for tangible resources specific to our lineage group,” Nasheed reiterated in a statement to Moguldom.
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Nasheed will serve as the rally’s host, but he will also have a co-host, Jade Arrindell, a respected activist, educator and community organizer.
The reparations rally will take place on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Freedom Plaza, located at 14th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. The rally’s location is symbolic.
According to its website, the rally will feature speakers ranging from activists and educators to scholars and political candidates.
They include Rizza Islam, Tezlyn Figaro, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Professor James Small, Dr. Ma’at, Dr. Kaba Kamene, Congressional Candidate Gregg Marcel Dixon, Connie Collins and other special guests.
Families, students and the public are invited to attend.
PHOTO: Artwork from creative for FBA Reparations Rally. (Photo: Twitter / @drboycewatkins1)