Waiting Time​/​Weighting​/​Wading Time: On Juneteenth, Watch Night, Freedom’s Eve, and Emancipation Day

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THE ZINE VERSION OF THE BRILLIANT ESSAY

"Waiting Time/Weighting/Wading Time: On Juneteenth, Watch Night, Freedom’s Eve, and Emancipation Day"

BY RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS OF BQF IS AVAILABLE AS A BONUS ITEMS PDF FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT

Progress and accumulation of facts or points on the linear timeline always comes at the expense of Black lives, the goal of the linear western Time is to lock Black bodies out of the Future. | Waiting/Weighting/Wading Time: Juneteenth, Watch Night, + Emancipation Day


December 31, 1862 thus began the first Watch Night Service, as enslaved and liberated Africans watched the Master(‘s) clock waiting for the new year to arrive, and with it, confirmation by newspaper or word of mouth that Lincoln's proclamation had in fact been implemented.


3 soundscapes by moor mother inspired by the zine Waiting/Weighting/Wading Time: Juneteenth, Watch Night, + Emancipation Day by Rasheedah Phillips

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released June 19, 2020

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