Laura Adorkor Kofi headquartered her pan-Africanist operations in Jacksonville.
After angering Marcus Garvey, she was assassinated, shot in the head, in the midst of preaching. Long after her death, the rural commune of Adorkaville carried her message forward, and even today, a tiny church on Old Kings Road proclaims her a saint in its official creed.
I first wrote about Mother Kofi in 2012. I wrote about her assassination and the establishment of Adorkaville in my book In Search of Eartha White, Storehouse for the People.
Just after Christmas, 2015, I returned to Adorkaville to investigate the presence of absence.