Rbg Atl Presents: The 4th Annual Black August Ride

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Rbg Atl Presents: The  4th Annual Black August Ride
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Rbg Atl Presents: The 4th Annual Black August Ride says
In celebration of our beautiful BLACKNESS join Red Bike & Green-Atlanta for it's 4th Annual BlackAugustRide.

Sun. August 16, 2015

The Ride | Dunbar Rec. Center | 477 Windsor St SW
11:30 am | Meet up and ABCQ Check.
Check your air, brakes, cranks/chains and quick release

12:00pm | We roll out.

Please not the ride will end at the Omenala Griot Museum in the West End.

This Black August ride is rooted in knowledge. You will either enhance what you know or learn some things you do not know.

We will also celebrate ourselves by joining the 36th Annual Black August Commemoration, Black August Block Party and 5K Run for Freedom at the Omenala Griot Afrocentric Teaching Museum, where we will end out ride

For info on the origination of Black August, peep this website http://mxgm.org/blackaugust/blackaugust-history/

Brief Historical Outline of “Black August”

A sampling of this month of “righteous rebellion” and “racist repression” includes:

The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619.

Gabriel Prosser’s slave rebellion occurred on August 30th, 1800.

The “Prophet” Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.

In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22.

The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.

The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963.

The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.

On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.

On August 8, 1978 Philadelphia police initiated a shootout against MOVE members.

Further, August is a time of birth. Dr. Mutulu Shakur (New Afrikan prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August.

August is also a time of transition and rebirth. The great scholar and educator W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963. So, August is a month during which New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our struggle for self-determination and freedom.

WHAT TO BRING (not required):
-ID, cell phone (for safety purposes)
-bike lock

If you have any of the following items (and don’t mind sharing with the community) please bring:

- Patch Kit
- Frame Pump
- Spare Tubes
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By: Red Bike & Green-Atlanta