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.
Across the world protests and demonstrations have been taking place for Black Lives Matter.With millions showing their support.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.It was reignited on May 25th when George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...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."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Millions of people have been taking to the streets in protest...And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But things have been quick to turn violent.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.
It's a truly important time.And change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
And amazingly it seems to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
However, many African Americans still feel unsafe in their communities.
Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison elevates the charge against ex-officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree mu… https://t.co/2l8o6FpdP9— BBC News (World) (@BBC News (World))1591228388.0
But one estate agent has an answer.
19 African American families are involved.
It will be their own Wakanda.
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.
But it isn't only for black people.
"I'm hoping that it will be a thriving safe haven for people of color, for black families in particular."
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.
They say they're reclaiming the land.
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 want to make a new story."
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.
They were inspired to create Freedom by police brutality.
But it's going to take time.
“They hope to incorporate the land they bought into a new Black city, called Freedom, Georgia.” https://t.co/UVeORftATb— LetsFly🦋 (@LetsFly🦋)1599925346.0
And then they need to apply to become a city.
I love this idea so much. May it work well and may Freedom, Georgia become a safe, welcoming, happy community forev… https://t.co/Tjo9IDsBZu— It Ain't No Lie, Baby, Twi Twi Twi (@It Ain't No Lie, Baby, Twi Twi Twi)1599977759.0
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.
Building a city can take decades.
Just some behind the scenes footage of when CNN came to Freedom, GA 9/9/2020 and interviewed VP, Ashley Scott of t… https://t.co/5DaTn0mEUR— Kenya Jasmine Sheats (@Kenya Jasmine Sheats)1599919457.0
#wakeup...) 19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a black city and thriving safe environment… https://t.co/uxy4gQM39o— @ black Billy Graham (@@ black Billy Graham)1600006924.0
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.
"As soon as we can acquire the land, the people, the bodies we are going to be pushing this."
Not trying to be repetitive or redundant, however again I would like to applaud and commend Ashley Scott and her f… https://t.co/gtIVG1ISG8— Rev John H Moore (@Rev John H Moore)1600009377.0
The founders of 'Freedom, Georgia' are working to build a pro-black city. https://t.co/qhd5YN7Xp9— Victor Blackwell CNN (@Victor Blackwell CNN)1599911638.0
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.
Would you like to live there?
“We’re hoping to create legacy.” A collective of 19 Black families recently bought more than 95 acres of land to cr… https://t.co/3zL8FqqfwH— CNN (@CNN)1599938137.0