The Last major organized campaign led by our people and for our people was the War of the Golden Stool led by Yaa Asantewa (actual photograph shown in poster), who said the following:
“Now I see that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king. If it was in the brave days of old, chiefs would not sit down to see their king to be taken away without firing a shot. No European could have dared speak to chiefs of Asante in the way the governor spoke to you this morning. Is it true that the bravery of Asante is no more? I cannot believe it. It cannot be! I must say this: if you, the men of Asante, will not go forward, then we will. We, the women, will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight! We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields.”
And she did. Because of the sacrifice she and her warriors made, the unconquered spirit of our Anestors endure today.
This beautiful poster is designed by United Black America member Michael Bell, founder of Uzuri Designs! Two sizes are available. Hang these in your classroom as a teaching tool or in your home to keep her spirit alive.