Thursday, January 28, 2021

19 Black Families Buy Over 90 Acres in Georgia Dubbed ‘Freedom’ Safe Haven for Black People [VIDEO]

*Several Black families have joined forces to buy more than 96 acres near Toomsboro, Georgia – about two hours outside Atlanta.

Renee Walters and Ashley Scott, the two women who spearheaded the operation, said they were moved to take action following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

The families purchased nearly 97 acres of unincorporated land near the town of Toomsboro, located about 130 miles south of Atlanta. The area has been dubbed Freedom, Georgia, and overtime the families intend to turn it into a safe haven for Black people.  

“We’ve done the Facebook activism, protesting, sign the petition, everything. That’s not working for us. So it’s time for us to action, action, action,” said Walters.

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The families want Black parents to be able to raise their children in a space that is free of police brutality, as Walters and Scott explained to TMZ. Once fully operational, the pro-Black town will not exclude other groups of people from living there. 

“This is our answer to breaking generational curses,” said Scott who is also a real estate agent. 

“We’re planning on recycling our Black dollar between the 19 families that are a part of our organization, that’s really what Black Wall Street was about it was about that local economy, that hyper-local economy where the dollar continuously circulated before it exited,” she added.

The Freedom Georgia initiative has launched a GoFundMe to support the building of Freedom. As of this writing, it has raised over $50,000 of its $88,000 goal.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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