Oh, they gonna learn your name today, Olive!
 
Yesterday, Black Lives Matter protestors in Bristol, England toppled a statue of a 17th-century slave trader and through it into the river, making this the perfect day to celebrate the legacy of Olive Morris, a London activist, who in her short lifetime, left behind an extraordinary legacy of activism.
 
GirlTrek is a global movement. We know that our history stretches back across oceans. We believe that the revolution must include learning about and uplifting the stories of Black women across the diaspora and on day seven of Black History Bootcamp, we are excited to share Olive’s story!
BLACK HISTORY BOOTCAMP

Day 7: We are the #DaughtersOf Olive Morris


From London, by way of Jamaica, Olive Morris lived 27 years and she made every one of them count. She was Gangster with a capital G, organizing with the Black Panther Party Youth Collective, occupying empty and abandoned buildings to demand fair housing rights, and setting up the first networks for women of color in Britain. Despite her powerful work, Olive Morris, like countless other Black women, has been left out of the telling of our history, until now! Join us live to talk about her legacy, and how Black women today can start to unite with our sisters abroad to get this liberation party really poppin’ off.



 

 
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Sound off on today's Walk & Talk questions using #blackhistorybootcamp

- Olive Morris started organizing as a teenager, is there such a thing as too young to protest? 

- Who are some of the global Black activists that you wish were better known in the U.S?

 

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