Commemoration Ceremony of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (April 4, 1968)
April 4, 2012 - Kickoff Celebration - Jackson, ms
by Asinia Lukata Chikuyu -7 November 2011
On April 4, 2012, the Full Pardon for the Scott Sisters Campaign Committee will begin the process of rejuvenating the revolutionary spirit of the people to bring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s idea of justice everywhere to fruition. Dr. King said "A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies...". That day is here!
It is time to question how 50% of the prison population could be made up from 10% of the nations population. The day is here for us the question how innocence men could be executed when a strong shadow of doubt existed, where "a reasonable doubt" should have exonerated his in the first base. Yes, is it time to question how the usa justice system can claim to have a mission "to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all..." and still justify outrageous mandatory sentencing for non-violent crimes by impoverished people while corporate executives receive extremely lenient sentences for embezzling billions and starting the current economic recession/depression.
April 4, 1968 is the date Dr. King was assassinated and should be the anniversary date we commemorate his work by speaking truth to power about how "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." The National Day of Justice will do that by gathering at Farish Street Park to open the Truth to Power Ceremonies. With national and international New Afrikan Celebrities mingling with grassroots folks, we’ll open with Photo Ops & Networking prior to our National Day of Justice Rally & March.
Opening Statements from some of those New Afrikan Celebrities and a Inspirational Moment from an acclaimed artist will be the official start of our National Day of Justice Rally & March. The Rally will be a Call for National Justice via a Moment of Cultural Collective Inspiration at 10am/cst by letting "Freedom Ring". The ringing of freedom bells will be followed by a reading to the Mission Statement of the National Day of Justice.
From there we will proceed to the governor's Mansion to speak truth to power of our demand for equal justice for all. Human Rights advocate from across the nation will inspire the marchers to become tireless advocates for justice working collectively for a change of americans in values toward life versus materialism. Revolutionary messages will be spit by elders, adults and students.
After admonishing the governor, we will proceed to state capitol with inspirational messages and cultural expressions that speak to the need for the nation to honor Dr. King’s message to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, look over and see the promise land. The National Day of Justice will culminate with Expressions of Appreciation from Jamie & Gladys Scott (The Scott Sisters), Revolutionary Messages from Celebrity Justice Advocates and a Kazi Na Usoni Ujumbe (Message of the Work That Lies Ahead) by Attorney Chokwe Lumumba.
While advocating for "just punishment" for lawbreakers and the "fair and impartial administration of justice", the National Justice Conference will culminate with the National Day of Justice on April 4, 2012 with a commemoration ceremony acknowledging the tremendous loss to the nation of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (April 4, 1968). At the same time, we will rededicate people power to his dream of "A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies..." as Dr. King once said. April 2-4, 2012 the place to be is Jackson, mississippi for the National Justice Conference and National Day of Justice. For more details, call 601.353.4455 or email afrikan_tbt@ yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Most importantly, mark your calendar and make plans to be a part of this history making Commemoration and Movement for Justice for All.
Asinia Lukata Chikyu
National Outreach Director
National Justice Conference & National Day of Justice