is the Executive Director at the Rebecca Project for Justice.
Ms. Riddick is a dedicated Women’s Rights activist who as a Depo Provera and
contraceptive expert became the Victims Coordinator for Attorney Willie Gary’s
Depo Provera class action lawsuit. Elaine studied psychology at New York City
Tech and is building the Elaine Riddick Sister Sanctuary for girls at risk in
Georgia—girls who are potential victims of sex trafficking, homeless or
pregnant without a place to call home.
Riddick is an African-American woman who, as a 14-year-old girl in 1968, was forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North
Carolina, after she gave birth to her brilliant Son Tony Riddick a successful
businessman in North Carolina. The Eugenics board stated that Ms. Riddick was "feebleminded" and
"promiscuous"; therefore, in accordance with the policies of Dr. Alan
Guttmacher and Margaret Sanger, Ms. Riddick was sterilized without her consent.
Elaine waged a 40 year battle for justice securing 10million dollars for
surviving victims in North Carolina.
to her sterilization, Elaine had been kidnapped, molested, and as a result of
rape became pregnant at 13 years of age. Elaine Riddick was living with her
grandmother, Maggie Woodard, when a social worker discovered her pregnancy.
Grandmother Woodard was illiterate and signed an “X” on a consent form.
Woodard was pressured to sign even though she could not read or write to
understand the document, but she was told that if she did not sign with an “X”,
Elaine would be sent to an orphanage.
Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy
Snyderman narrated Elloaine Riddick’s’ life story in “A State of Shame: Eugenics in America” Click Please click to watch
Elaine Riddick is also featured in the Maafa 21
means African Holocaust, Holocaust of Enslavement, or Black holocaust. Ms. Riddick has appeared on
major TV networks/magazines including CNN Anchor Don Lemon,
People Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and is a subject of a new Lifetime movie in
development about her life’s ordeal.
Contact Elaine Riddick: ElaineRiddick5@gmail.com / Elaine.Riddick@RebeccaProjectJustice.org /
Sam Musa, is
our Cheif Operating Officer and CIO. He has been a manager and information Systems engineer with
over 20 yrs experience working and consulting for NGOs, financial and health
Sam Musa received his BA, and MBA from Pace University and is certified as Data Communications and Network
Engineer, Novell NetWare Administrator, VCP VI3, Vmware Professional, Microsoft
Systems Engineer, and Webmaster earned from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Musa has in-depth experience leading
corporate projects, systems, audio visual communication and business project management
integration. He has designed and administered VMware Virtual Infrastructures.
He is a skillful problem solver, adept in customer relationship management
(CRM), full life cycle development (FLCD), process improvements and business
Musa received his M.B.A. from Pace University, and B.A. in Computer Science from Pace.
is the Director of Rebecca Project's "Educating Girls to Empower Girls
Initiative (EG²)" in Ghana. She has been a community advocate and
organizer for the Okyenhene (pronounced: o-chin-hini) for over six years. The
Okyenhene is the King of Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Abena
coordinated the King's HIV/AIDS and education efforts for poor women and
families. As the Okyenhene's community director for women, Abena, organized
workshops that targeted secondary school girls and young women to get tested
for STDs and to practice safe sex. She also incorporates the art of jewelry
making and cultural dancing as mediums to motivate girls and young women to
attend her health workshops.
Boakye earned her B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College in New York. She is
married to a Public Relations Consultant & Media Analyst, Nana
Fredua-Agyeman Ofori-Atta – they have two sons, Nana Fredua Agyeman Ofori-Atta
(Ohene) and Barima Ofori Panin Ofori-Atta.