All For the Right to Pray (29)

Part Eight – The Warrior Comes Home Chapter 29 – Alive Again! By Ghost Dancer Letting Go of Prison Now I must tell everyone there is a huge dramatic adjustment anyone getting out of prison must make, especially if this has been the only life you’ve known for a long period of time. There areContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (29)”

All For the Right to Pray (28)

Part Eight – The Warrior Comes Home Chapter 28 – What Price Compassion By Ghost Dancer The Covid-19 pandemic hit all the prisons hard early in 2020. By April 1st all normal activities had ceased at Talladega and we found ourselves on total lockdown with no relief for months. There was no fast-track out forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (28)”

All For the Right to Pray (27)

Part Seven – Twenty Six Years in Federal Prison Chapter 27 – Still I Walk The Red Road By Ghost Dancer With nothing more to lose, I put my trust in Spirit and just went right on doing what I had always known I was meant to do: teaching and speaking out about injustice andContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (27)”

All For the Right to Pray (26)

Part Six – They Want You Gone, You Get Gone Chapter 26 – Railroaded By Ghost Dancer Before I begin to clearly explain and document facts about how I was  railroaded, I would like to say that I do not hold any bad feelings or anger for what was done to me. Now this mayContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (26)”

All For the Right to Pray (16)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 16 – Treachery in High Places By Ghost Dancer On the day of my arrest, August 5, 1981, I had just dropped my so-called wife off at her aunt’s house in Pensacola with a rental trailer loaded with her belongings. I had never been to thisContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (16)”

All For the Right to Pray (15)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 15 – Power in the Law By Ghost Dancer Only twice have I ever been allowed to represent a case in court during a trial. Both times I won. The first was on my right to pray, wear long hair, have a pipe ceremony, and myContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (15)”

All For the Right to Pray (14)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 14 – When Life Came Undone By Ghost Dancer When I was 16 years old my dad signed for me to enlist in the U.S. Navy. A big part of this decision was to get away from the woman I had been forced to marry atContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (14)”

All For the Right to Pray (4)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 4 – Growing Up in the Alabama Mountains By James Johnson My father, James Johnson, lost his own father when he was fourteen years old. One of a large farm family, he had to work to help his family survive so he never had much opportunity forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (4)”

All For the Right to Pray (3)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 3 – Growing Up in Florida By Ghost Dancer My mother, born Mary Joyce Beavers, was and always has been, a happy-go-lucky person who loves life and loves having fun. She has always been a buffer to the world around me and all of her children. WeContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (3)”

All For the Right to Pray (2)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 2 – Invitation to My Nene Cate (Red Road) By Ghost Dancer The story I bring to you, dear reader, is about my personal journey and some of the wisdom and insights I have been given over a lifetime. Hopefully my story will resonate with something insideContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (2)”