It is a way of passing history down from one generation to another, a remembering, a giving of thanks and blessing.  

Lily Evans captured this photograph at a MAAFA remembrance in Selma, Alabama.  Elders and young children took part by ringing bells, giving voice to history, and ancestors remembered, in the end their flowers were given to the water. The air took on a heavy, stillness of unquiet spirits as participants, many, descendent generations of this saga of slavery, dispersed in a peaceful, noiseless, contemplative mood, until all had vanished.  

Witnessing the MAAFA, genuinely felt like a blessing received.

Lily Evans   

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