As slavery ended, Britain was determined to continue colonizing Ghana, beginning with the Ashanti people.
They went after the Ashanti’s most sacred symbol.
The Golden Stool possesses and protects the literal soul of the Ashanti people.
You can imagine the Ashanti’s disgust and rage when Britain demanded they surrender the stool! Collectively, Ashanti chiefs gathered to prepare for war.
But some lost faith, knowing it was likely they would lose.
There, standing tall and proud amongst these crestfallen men, was the one and only - Yaa Asantewaa.
Yaa Asantewaa bellowed, "Is it true that the bravery of the Ashanti is no more? If you men of Ashanti will not go forward, then we will. We the women will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields."
Inspired, the chiefs vowed to fight for Ashanti liberation until their dying breath. Led by Yaa Asantewaa, the Ashanti resisted Britain for months before Yaa Asantewaa and other chiefs were captured and exiled.
White supremacy wants to own our bodies AND souls. Yaa Asantewaa knew it’s only when they own our souls that we’re doomed.
With white supremacy constantly coming for us, what are we doing to ensure we’re ready for the fight physically and spiritually?
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