The random, but beautiful, musings of Mecca Muhammad- mother, teacher, writer, graphic designer...


Dorothy Dandridge

Mary Turner 1918 Eight Months Pregnant.
Mobs lynched Mary Turner on May 17, 1918 in Lowndes County, Georgia because she vowed to have those responsible for killing her husband arrested. Her husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing Hampton Smith, a white farmer for whom the couple had worked, and for wounding his wife. Sidney Johnson. a Black man, apparently killed Smith because he was tired of the farmer’s abuse. Unable to find Johnson. the killers lynched eight other Blacks Including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hanged Mary by her feet, poured gasoline and oil on her and set fire to her body. One white man sliced her open and Mrs. Turner’s baby tumbled to the ground with a “little cry” and the mob stomped the baby to death and sprayed bullets into Mary Turner. (NAACP: Thirty Years of Lynching in the U.S. 1889-1918 )

Stevie Wonder

"Are We Not People?   now comes the fun part where we vilify the victim as if there are enough bad things you can say about someone to justify shooting them multiple times (though they are unarmed) and then shoot them some more as they have their hands in the air…and then shoot them some more as they lay dead on the ground  …liberty and Justice for all right?   #justiceformikebrown #ferguson