This Month's Action
Title: Morehouse Police Beat Up Civil Rights
Time Frame: 1 Month
Plan of Action: Contact Morehouse College
and Morehouse Police Department and demand that an act of police
brutality perpetrated against civil rights icon Mukasa Dada (WIllie
Ricks) be corrected and that he be compensated for his injuries.
Purpose of Action: Rectify
an act of politice brutality against Mukasa Dada, formerly named
Willie Ricks, creator of the term "Black Power" and pioneering
civil rights activist.
Morehouse police beat up Civil Rights Leader and
Elder, Mukasa Dada former known as Willie Ricks of Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee (SNCC), on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at
Morehouse College. As a Field Secretary for SNCC and overall freedom
fighter for Black people in general, we feel this attack by Morehouse
Police is dishonorable, appallingly contradictory, and a slap in
the face to all Black Leadership past, present, and future. Mukasa
Dada’s history in the civil rights movement, Black power movement,
and all Black progressive movements is impeccable. Not only did
Mukasa Dada popularized the chant of “Black Power” but
he is highly spoken of by other civil rights leaders.
Who Is Mukasa Dada?
- Civil Rights Leader, Elder, Father, Organizer,
- Field Secretary of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
- “The fiery orator of SNCC” - Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. in his 1967 book, Where Do We Go From
- “Willie Ricks must rank as one of those
unknown heroes who captured the mood of history. In calling for
Black Power, he caught the essence of the spirit, moving Black
people in the United States and around the world who were poor,
Black, and without power” - James Forman of SNCC
- Popularized of the chant, “Black Power”
- For more information about Mukasa Dada:
What You Should Do Now:
||Call Morehouse Police: 1-404-215-2666
Call Morehouse President, Dr. Massey: 1-404-215-2645
Call Morehouse Public Relations: 1-404-614-3788
||Fax Letters to Morehouse College #1: 1-404-659-6536
Fax Letters to Morehouse College #2: 1-404-215-2729
Write Dr. Walter E. Massey
830 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
Tell Dr. Massey that he should guarantee the safety of people
that frequent Morehouse and that he should honor the contributions
of Mukasa Dada (WIllie Ricks) to the Civil Rights Movement,
by investigating the allegations of police brutality on Morehouse's
Current Action Alert with Others New
officers (officer C. Cox and others)
Public written apology
All charges dropped
Restitution for Mukasa
Dada and his family for medical services and humiliation
Department notified that acts of brutality must be punished.
of police brutality will be heightened.
Public will know
that police often use false arrest to hide their own criminal intent.
Mukasa Dada will
receive financial restitution.
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