From Uhuru Solidarity Movement Boston:
Chairman Omali Yeshitela speaks on “The Slave Ship” painting at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, made by J. M. W. Turner in 1840.
Originally titled, “Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying—Typhoon coming on”, this painting depicts enslaved African people being thrown overboard a ship by white European slave-masters as a means to collect insurance on their “damaged goods”. Europe’s assault on Africa turned African people into capitalist commodities which white people have profited from for centuries– a parasitic relationship which still exists to this day. It is one of many reasons why white people owe reparations to African people.
Also speaking is Chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People’s Solidarity Committee. APSC is an organization of white people which works under the leadership of the APSP for reparations to African people.
This talk is hosted by the Boston chapter of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement as a special event before the November 8th stop on speaking tour Boston – A Day of Reparations to African People featuring Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Chairwoman Penny Hess, and Chair Jesse Nevel of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement. 7-9pm at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. More info & registration at BostonDayOfReparations2018.eventbrite.com