JANUARY 31, 2010

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VA – The Planning Committee of the Black Elders who called for the convening of Black Nationalist Elders to come together and form an institution that will “vouchsafe” the wealth of visions, hopes, dreams and the “essence” of the ways and means they used to live a life of Resistance to “Slavery, 2nd Class Citizenship and other forms of Oppression,” have scheduled the Conference for the weekend of the Spring Equinox, March 19 & 20, 2010.

            The Planning Committee, which the conveners have formed themselves into, will  meet, in session, Friday evening, March 19, 2010 to finalize the structure of the National Coalition of Black Nationalist Elders (NCOBNE) that will be presented to those, Elders of Note, who answer the call to convene. All activities of the conference will be in deference to Black men and women sixty years and older.

            The program for the Conference will be publicized in advance of anyone coming to The Land. The historic nature of the place where the meeting will take place will also be crystallized and institutionalized along with the NCOBNE.

             The Land, located at: 26070 Barhams Hills Road , Drewryville , VA is reputed to be none other than the birthplace of The Great Nat Turner: so a tour of the “Nat Turner Trail” will be part of the conference itself: www.natturnertrail.com

            The response of the Greater Black Nation has been dynamic; so much so that a e-mail account has been established to receive statements from Black people who want to offer suggestions about how NCOBNE (National Coalition of Black Nationalist Elders) should be formed. Those so interested are asked to e-mail their statements to: blacknationelders@khabooks.com – for more information call 434-378-2140