We discuss racism and our sole mission to unify the races.
However, to become familiar with our ancestors, it is mandatory to know why women with a strong voice, were not appreciated then, and are a constant thorn in an average man’s mind-frame.
We will retrieve a piece of our history that society did not deem of importance and would never have a rally to clear her name of wrong doing. Of course when Laura was murdered those pictures and whispered historians that haunted the families and the neighbors were the proof. However the families that ended her life, remain unmoved about the legend of Laura Nelson, that most remain hidden. Laura’s life was an uncomfortable truth, but history should never be ignored.
After shaking and crying watching 12 Years A Slave, and witnessing Lupita Nyong’o ,with her interpretation of the molested and domestically tortured slave, “Patsy” I researched other female slaves. Our society must learn the value of all women.
Now, we pay homage to the woman who became “Strange Fruit.”
Here is the truth about a woman who ended up on a lynching postcard, and lost her life unjustly just for being a well spoken woman, with a sense of pride.
NSFW-Here are there pictures…graphic, so click on link at your own discretion… http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-americanhistory/Luara%20Nelson%20hanged,%201911.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Lawrence_Nelson_high_res.jpg
Information from the Genealogy Record History
SUMMATION OF EVENTS
Austin, Laura and their son L.D. Nelson were taken into custody after L.D. Nelson allegedly shot and killed George H. Loney, Okemah’s deputy sheriff, when Loney and a posse turned up at the Nelson’s home to investigate the theft of a cow belonging to a Mr. Claude Littrell. Laura’s husband pleaded guilty to the theft and was sent to the state prison at McAlester in the town of the same name for three years. Some accounts say in an effort to save her son, Laura said she had fired the fatal shot. Both she and L.D. were arrested and placed in jail at Okemah before their position their was compromised at the Old Schoolton Bridge by lynching.
At.Long.Last.ASAP The mind and collaboration of the ASAP Mob is still willingly providing music entertainment to young men and women that are required to jump on the bandwagon and not have one single thought inside of them, unless it is drug use.
It is easier to pretend this world is better that way…
Yams, the co-founder of the Mob will rest in peace and hopefully the lyrics will overshadow the entire stereotype associated with ASAP Rocky and his clique.
Behind every talented man or woman is a demon. The same demon that plagued Jimi Hendrix also ended the life of Jim Morrison. This “LSD” is a bright reminder of those experimental days in the psychedelic world, but after the death of Yam’s maybe it is time to be socially responsible. We deserve to hear the other side of the Mob and in this subject matter overshadows the talent and feeds into the propaganda that is associated with these overlooked by hip hop heads, other rappers that are beginning their indie career that aspire to be famous as these young men.
Let someone else have a chance and don’t glorify the horrific situation that removed your founder from your lives.
Long Live, Yams!