#BlackLivesMatter : LaVena Johnson Death in Memoriam – Black Army Woman Found Shot to Death.
In 2005, US army soldier LaVena Johnson was found shot to death inside of a burning tent with a broken nose, black eyes, broken teeth and acid burns on her genitals. The military ruled her death a suicide. Remember her name.
In memoriam, wrote One Billion Rising Veteran Empowerment Team USAEvery day is Memorial Day for Dr. and Mrs. Johnson, Pvt. LaVena Johnson’s (RIP) parents. The moral arc of the universe bends toward justice. Cloaked in a Morning Star Quilt in 2012, are two grieving parents amidst the city of the arc, St. Louis, Missouri.
The artwork was crafted by Native American Lakota women from Martin, S.D., the site of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
In the past century, Lakota women have raised their star quilts to an art form much in demand. The morning star is an important figure in Sioux ceremonies. It represents the direction from which spirits travel to earth and is a link between the living and the dead (in extension), thus symbolizing immortality. (http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2…)
The Johnson’s arc toward justice is not complete. Construction is underway, in our hearts, minds and souls.