“The New Nat Turner” and “The New Harriet Tubman”
July 7, 2016
On July 8, 2016, thousands of Americans will gather in front of The Supreme Court in Washington D.C.-the faces will be of black, white, red and brown that reflect the Black Farmers, White Women Farmers, Native American Farmers and Hispanic Farmers alike.
This day will mark the day when Eddie Wise and Dorothy Wise will take a stand for justice.
Oh, but this is not just a few disgruntled people looking to insight a riot; these are two Americans that are America. One a retired Green Beret and the other a retired Howard University grant manager together they are petitioning the nation’s highest court to overturn The Dred Scott Decision.
Dred Scott was a slave that petitioned the Supreme Court for his rights in 1857. Alarming enough, the nation’s highest court opined that a black person does not have the capacity to sue in federal courts, basically regulating his or her mere existence to a regular article of merchandise similar to a pig or cow in a stockyard for auction. We all know the story of Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman, one revolted on a plantation in Virginia, and the other led between 300 and 500 slaves to freedom.
Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831, that resulted in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people. In retaliation, enraged white militias and mobs killed more than 200 black people in the course of putting down the rebellion.
Now fast forward to 2016, Eddie Wise is “The New Nat Turner.” Instead of bloodshed, Eddie Wise will use the “Olive Branches” to denounce the Doctrine of Willie Lynch, a doctrine still employed by the USDA and the Department of Justice against Socially Disadvantaged Farmers.
The USDA and the Department of Justice has been denying the constitutional rights of Socially Disadvantaged Farmers by denying them the right to a formal hearing on the merits while simultaneously illegally foreclosing on farms that Congress placed a moratorium on. If this was not enough, the disciples of Willie Lynch have been using the treasury to offset the social security and any qualified federal monies payable to affected farmers and not giving a day for a hearing to discuss these unlawful tactics. The retired Green Beret has searched deep into his 73 year old heart to bring the best fight of his life and questions the Supreme Court must answer.
Not to be forgotten, Harriet Tubman has the resolve that could move mountains or reduce them to mole hills. Dorothy Wise is “The New Harriet Tubman,” together with her husband, this retired grant manager will help lead Black Farmers to freedom. With the support of The American Agriculturalist Association, Black Farmers have been informed on how to get the justice that has long eluded them. Black Farmers have responded by filing over 1,000 motions of declaratory judgments in the District Court of The District of Columbia. Ironically, the judicial system that has long and unlawfully oppressed the people of color are preparing for this uprising. The District Judge has failed to docket these motions to this date.
On July 8, 2016 at 8am, answer the call, let’s rewrite the final chapter of the Willie Lynch Doctrine and demand justice from the nation’s highest court. This time the “Wise Tale” will do the writing of the history and your voice is required to be a story in history.