Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Blackbird, Feb 4, 2014.
Free African Society
Now notice who handled the money, white folk, we must get away from that and replica our ancestors such as Black Wall Street:
... The treasurer and clerk of the FAS was Joseph Clarke, a European-American Quaker, and the Society intended to continue to use Quakers for this position.
So even though the services were advertised as Free, it still takes money to operate and succeed.
We need to do for self completely. The concept of mutual aid is promising.
Without a doubt Blackbird, most of our people need boots so that they can pull themselves up by their boots straps:
A benefit society or mutual aid society is an organizational, or voluntary association formed to provide mutual aid, benefit, or insurance for relief from sundry difficulties. Such organizations may be formally organized with charters and established customs, or may arise ad hoc to meet unique needs of a particular time and place.
And this is that time and this is that place from which such an operation can flourish to meet the needs of our people, Globally even.
Court of Calanthe-Texas
In my adopted hometown of Shreveport, La, the Court of Calanthe built the Calanthean Temple which was:
The Grand Court continues to confidently make its way in the twenty-first century. By the 2010s the organization had more than 12,000 members in 313 courts across the state. The Court’s newsletter, The Calanthe Talk, was published semi-annually. Calantheans volunteer their time and raise money for local charities, needy families, and children in the Houston area. It offers college scholarships through the V. A. Bradford Fund and organizes hand bell choirs and dance groups. The Harris County Historical Society designated the Grand Court’s headquarters a county historic landmark in 2011; that same year a Texas Historical Marker was erected. The cornerstone of the Grand Court headquarters states that it is “dedicated to Negro Womanhood.” The Grand Court reflects the difficult but inspiring history of African-American women, and it remains a living testimony to the optimism, determination, and generosity that lie at the heart of the American experience.
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