19 African American Families Buy 97 Acres of Land in Georgia to Build Their Own Wakanda

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As protests and demonstrations continue across the world as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, 19 African American families have bought almost 100 acres of land in Georgia.

Why? Because they want to set up their own Wakanda, a place where they feel safe.

Keep scrolling to learn more about this incredible story.

With millions showing their support.

It was reignited on May 25th when George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis.

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.

And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying “Please, please… I can’t breathe.”

An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six years old.

But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.

And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.

And change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.

And with so many black people still being persecuted and brutalised, it’s easy to see why.

She plans on setting up a community for African American people.

And the planned cooperative town will be known as Freedom.

And together they’ve bought 97 acres of land in rural Georgia where they plan to build their settlement.

Scott explained:
We figured we could try to fix a broken system or we could start fresh. This is how we build our new Black Wall Streets. We can do this. We can have Wakanda. We just have to build it for ourselves.

Scott has insisted that white people who are pro-black can also apply to live in the settlement.

She continued:
It’s impossible to have anything exclusively black because our families are integrated. We are an integrated, tolerant and diverse community even as Black people, so we don’t intend for it to be exclusively Black, but we do intend for it to be pro Black in every way.

Scott added:
So much land was stolen from black people. So much land was stolen from indigenous peoples. So, to be able to come back and reclaim this land from whoever may have had it, because we don’t know the story and that’s the reality.

We don’t know so many of our stories, but we can make a new story and that’s what we hope to do here.

With the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, Scott and Walters felt the need to search for a new community that they could start on their own.

Initially, there are plans to clear the land, farm it, and create a man-made lake for sustainable fishing.

Scott said:
We needed to create a space and a place where we could be a village, again, a tribe, again. We wanted to create this safe space where we can address our own issues and concerns.

But because their story has gone viral and they have so much support, they’re hoping they can work at an accelerated pace.

We thought it would be a five to ten-year process, but with the outpouring of support that we’ve gotten we can make this happen much faster.

And they’re not stopping at 97. Eventually they want to double in size!

We just want to have a space, a place where black people and pro-black people can live and breath without the injustices we are facing in our current cities and societies.

Somewhere with no injustice sure seems pretty nice right now.