UPDATE: Morehouse College Police Beat Up Civil Rights Leader!!!
- TTDC DECEMBER ACTION ALERT: Morehouse College Police Beat Up Civil Rights Leader !!!
DECEMBER2005 ACTION ALERT
Main Page of This Alert: >http://www.assatashakur.org/1205.htm
TITLE:Morehouse PoliceBeat Up Civil Rights Leader!
TIME FRAME: 1 Month
PLAN OF ACTION:
Contact Morehouse College and MorehousePolice Department and demand that an act of police brutality perpetrated against civil rights icon Mukasa Dada (Willie Ricks) are corrected and that he is compensated for his injuries.
Protest Police Brutality!
PURPOSE OF ACTION:
Rectify anact of police brutality against Mukasa Dada, formerly named Willie Ricks, creator of the term "Black Power" and pioneeringcivil rights activist.
Morehouse police beat up Civil Rights Leader and Elder, Mukasa Dada former known asWillie Ricks of Student Nonviolent CoordinatingCommittee (SNCC), on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at MorehouseCollege. As a Field Secretary for SNCC and overall freedom fighter for Black people in general, we feel thisattack by Morehouse Police is dishonorable, appallingly contradictory, and a slap in the face to all Black Leadership past, present, and future. Mukasa Dadas history in the civil rightsmovement, Black power movement, and all Black progressive movements is impeccable. Not only did Mukasa Dada popularize thechant of Black Power but he also is highly spoken of by other civil rights leaders.
Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5
Who Is Mukasa Dada?
- Civil Rights Leader, Elder, Father, Organizer, Orator
- Field Secretary of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
- The fiery orator of SNCC - Dr. Martin LutherKing, Jr. in his 1967 book, Where Do We Go From Here
- Willie Ricks must rank as one of those unknown heroes whocaptured the mood of history. In calling for Black Power, he caught the essence of the spirit, moving Black people in theUnited States and around the world who were poor, Black, and without power - James Forman of SNCC
- Popularized of thechant, Black Power
- For more information about Mukasa Dada:
- Exclusive Video Interview w/ Mukasa Dada
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW
- Call Morehouse College Ethics Line: 1-404-614-8562
Call Morehouse President, Dr. Massey:1-404-215-2645
Call Morehouse Police: 1-404-215-2666
CallMorehouse Public Relations: 1-404-614-3788
- Fax Letters to Morehouse #1: 1-404-659-6536
Fax Letters toMorehouse#2: 1-404-215-2729
- Mail Letters To
Dr. Walter E. Massey
830 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
- DONATE TO THE WILLE "MUKASA" RICKS MEDICAL FUND (may need surgury)
Discuss Current Action Alert with Others
- MorehousePolice Beat Up Civil Rights Leader: Download Here(.pdf)
- Morehouse Police Beat Up Civil Rights Leader: Download Here (.doc)
- Fire involved officers (officer C. Cox and others)
- Public written apology
- All charges dropped
- Restitution for Mukasa Dada and his family for medical servicesand humiliation
- Police Department notified that acts ofbrutality must be punished.
- Public awareness of police brutality will be heightened.
- Public will know that policeoften use false arrest to hide their own criminal intent.
- Mukasa Dada will receive financialrestitution.
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When did it becomeokay for Police at Black Colleges to Brutalize Black People?
*** CONTINUE THE SUPPORT AS MOREHOUSE LIES!!! ***
WE GOT MOREHOUSE RUNNING: KEEP THE CALLS, FAXES, AND LETTERS COMING
I received this email from Bro. Kojo. HIs son is a U.S. state department diplomat on the African continent. He is also agraduate of Morehouse. It is refreshing when people of his stature have the nerve to speak out against unnecessary behaviorthat prevents our people from taking our rightful place in the world order of things. There is hope for those who got theirpositions from the efforts of people like Mukasa. For some of them look back to try to bring others forward. We must continueto seek them out and get organized. Stay turned. We are organizing to demonstrate at Morehouse in January around MartinKing's birthday. Be ye always ready!
Pastor M. Ajabu
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: "agai" <*********>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 18:06:31
Subject: RE: MUKASA
I am embarrassed and ashamed that Morehouse would respond to Mr. Ricks
in any manner unbefitting the respect we would accord Dr. King or Howard
Thurman were they alive today. Please register my sharp discontent with
the Office of the President and Alumni Affairs. Brother Mukasa should
hold a special place in the hearts of our people for his tireless
efforts in Americas ongoing struggle for human rights. Mr. Ricks
(affectionately known as Brother Mukasa) would spend countless hours
with students providing first hand accounts of civil rights events. He
is walking history and should be honored and embraced with open arms by
faculty, staff and students alike.
What is our institution becoming when she places under arrest a hero who
paved the way for sons of Morehouse to enjoy greater inclusion and
respect in America?
I am very disappointed and I demand that the school issue a formal
apology to Mr. Ricks and cease any attempts to restrict his access to
our beloved institution.
Agai Jones 96'
[mailto:employees-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Elise Durham
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 4:00 PM
Cc: Abertran@...; Krome@...
Subject: [MC-Employees] Campus News Alert
By now, you may have heard about an incident involving the Morehouse
Police Department and Mr. Willie "Mukasa" Ricks, who identifies himself
as a Civil Rights activist.
On November 10, Mr. Ricks was arrested by the Morehouse Police
Department for violating a criminal trespassing warning.
Over the past two months, police had verbally warned Ricks several
times to stay off campus which, as you know, is private property.
This time, however, when Mr. Ricks was approached by police and asked to
vacate the premises, he refused, which led to his arrest.
Since the arrest, Mr. Ricks has organized a grass-roots campaign against
the College, claiming he was treated unnecessarily harsh during the
According to our police department that was not the case.
If for some reason, your office receives a call about the incident,
please do not get into a conversation about the matter. Forward the
call to the Presidents office at 2645 or to the Office of
Communications at 2680. We have an institutional statement that can be
released explaining the Colleges position.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and have a safe and happy
Media Relations Manager
830 Westview Dr, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314