Where Do We Go From Here? In Memory of Troy Davis

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There were those on Twitter who asked me: "What do we need to do?" and "How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?"

[Never Forget]

There were too many who took this cause on as if it was their own loved one whose life was hanging in the balance.

There were too many who used the word "helpless" in the days leading up to and in the aftermath of Troy Davis' execution. There were too many who believed our common humanity would prevail but were quickly convinced that we would go on with business as usual. And I believe there are many more who are rocking their rage to sleep at night and praying that it will not be there to greet them in the morning.

On September 21, 2011, when Troy's execution seemed imminent, there were those on Twitter who asked me: "What do we need to do?" and "How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?" Knowing I could not answer these questions alone, I began reaching out to folks in order to create a project that would have a three-fold purpose:

1) To serve as a memorial to the life and loss of Troy Davis that compels us to never forget what has happened on American soil; 2) To offer strategies that challenge us to partake in ongoing social justice efforts regardless of what our spheres of influence may be; 3) To inspire us to make personal resolutions to think and act differently.

This tribute to Troy Davis is a collection of 40+ reflections from ministers, leading scholars, activists, artists, journalists, students and parents who have come together in solidarity, in love, in struggle, in faith and in hope that the loss of Troy Anthony Davis would not be in vain.

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