Black People : Fambly, Would You Be Interested..;.

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    in an ancestor veneration week. Each of us could choose an ancestor who excelled in an area we want to excell in. For instance, if you are a singer you might choose Minnie Riperton or Sam Cooke, or if you are a business professional you might choose Madam C.J. Walker or Philip Payton (founder of the Afro-American Realty Co. in Harlem). Learn all you can about the ancestor you choose then during the designated week we can share what we have learned in the Honoring our Ancestors forum.

    The purpose of this is not only to learn about historical figures but also to make our people aware of what ancestor veneration (not ancestor worship) is really about. To get more information on ancestor veneration go to
    http://www.rootsandrooted.org/egun.htm
     
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    sounds very infomational and well worthy into knowlege to learn
    who , what , why and when .....count me in !
     
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    Great Rich! As many as want to do it will do it and this will fly with great knowledge. If we do this sometime during Black History Month that will give everyone a chance to start doing their research. and getting whatever articles they need for the veneration.
     
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    I love Fredrick Douglass sista,but I don't know what you relate him with today. I think he was a writer,orator, abolitionist. He was a supporter of womens rights,and a fighter of Blacks rights. He was a Black radical and thinker. He was great! Oh! I forgot where i was there for a second sister.

    Yes! I like Mr. Douglass alot.

    Peace and Be Blessed!:great:
     
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    Then that's your man. Find out all you can about him then go to the website I listed to see how ancestor veneration works.
     
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    As we come to understand that ancestors are more than just dead folks. what can we do, what changes can we make, to make ourselves more worthy of ths title when we die?
     
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    It Has Started

    It's time to get started. I have chosen Gwendolyn Bennet as my ancestor and put up a thread in the Honoring Our Ancestors forum that includes information about constructing an ancestor shrine (as described by our own dear teacher and brotha Sekhemu). Please come and let this baby fly.

    http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46641
     
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