going above and beyond
a christian objecting to African culture ?? ok
Senegal you're so baaaaaad. You mean like actually consuming her body using a fork and knife or the other way?The movie was amazing. The best description I can give is that it is culturally rich. I was so distracted by all the imagery and references to the different tribes of Africa in the first half hour though. I'm going to go see it again
Lupita Nyong'o looks good enough to eat.
Big props for passing along this very appreciated and quite welcomed wake up call with all of us!!!!!View attachment 11801
Lets get this knowledge...
In the movie The Black Panther, Erik Killmonger wore a very distinctive mask that he had taken from the British Museum. Additionally, Killmonger uttered the most famous words of the movie when he said, "just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from the ships because they knew that death was better than bondage". There is a deep connection between those words and the mask that Killmonger wore.
The mask ofKillmonger is from the Igbo people who are from Southern Nigeria. The mask of the Igbo people are known as Mgbedike mask and they are used for ceremonial purposes.
In May of 1803, a significant event took place known as the Igbo Landing. After crossing the Middle Passage, a slave ship arrived in Georgia with a cargo of slaves. 75 of those people were Igbo people and they were sold for roughly $100 each. They were then transferred to another ship to be moved to their destination. Once upon the new ship, the Igbo people rebelled. During the rebellion, the Igbo people killed their captors and took control of the ship. With no way of returning home and facing the likelihood of being recaptured into slavery, the Igpo people agreed to commit suicide...together. They all jumped into the ocean and drowned.
This is what Killmonger was referring to when he said, "just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from the ships because they knew that death was better than bondage".
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