Reparatons artist Nead Diggers is set to bring The Kyser Miree Reparations Protest to the stage, contacts with the performance artist say.
The new production is slated to be part of his troupe’s 2010-2011 “Reparations By Any Means Necessary” tour; and, in the wake of the Kyser Miree Reparations Protest, the controversial artist will feature it in both Birmingham and Mobile, AL.
Bringing with him the surnames of white families whose forefathers most likely owned slaves and performing his controversial REPARATIONS: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY production, Diggers and his troupe first visited and performed in the city in 2009 – as part of their first national tour. “Birmingham was one of the cities we staged several live street performances in,” a Nead Diggers contact says. “There is a very strong Black Foot Soldier community there and in Alabama in general. We were very well received.”
“The information we bring with us and use in our productions on the surnames of slave owners is already partially available in some US Census records,” the artist Nead Diggers himself is quoted as saying. “Our presentation of the information and the theatrical Reparations Performances we stage are to shed light to members in our communities that members of these racial terrorists’ families are still here with us today and should be held accountable for their families’ crimes. While under no circumstances do we encourage, promote or glorify violence, we do encourage brothers and sisters to approach all whites for reparations and to always be prepared to defend themselves from the racially terroristic behavior whites have historically demonstrated.