Greenwood Theatrical has brought The Warrior Goddess & Karen and pieces from the original Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence in D.C. to Greenwood from May 31st to Juneteenth for the Centennial of The Massacre on Black Wall Street.
The Fence will be erected on the 31st at Historic Vernon AME Church and be humaned 24/7 until Juneteenth. The purpose is to establish a safe space for the community in Greenwood to share their protest at any time during this installation.
YOUR VOICE NOW
We believe everyone has a voice, and the time to use it is now. Your voice alone is enough to create change. Through integrating voices around the country, we can build the community we need to facilitate Black liberation and racial equity. A community where we all know we are not alone.
WHERE ARE THE ARCHIVED FENCE PIECES FROM D.C. NOW
Some of the pieces were acquired by Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Some were acquired by The Library of Congress.
A small selection is dedicated to travel.
The rest are in storage waiting for businesses and institutions to claim them for display with preference given to those that are Black owned or Black run.
The fence pieces archived on 1/30/2021 are currently in the process of being digitally, high resolution scanned by the Enoch-Pratt free library.
They will be made available on "Digital Maryland".
We are also in talks with DCPL to acquire some pieces to go along with the oral history presentation about the life of the BLM Memorial Fence.