Discussion in 'African American History Culture' started by candeesweet, Apr 17, 2013.
How far back have you traced your lineage(ancestry) back? Fun details please.
I've traced mine back to the begining of time.
Daps on that Brutha!
who u talking about adam(ATUM) and eve.? please explain who he was. To u or for u.
I've traced my ancestry back to Mali. Draped in gold and purple, with silver rings on her fingers and anklet bells tinkling, my ancestor was a queen of all queens-in-waiting, beautiful, smart, quick-witted and cute as all get out, but a lil headstrong. She told her father, my ancestor, the king, that she was going to Timbuktu, but turned her camel towards Nigeria to be with that "boy." Well, wouldn't you know it. Hooked up with the boy just in time to be caught up in a slave-catching sweep and here I am today.
Aint that something!
I can’ t help those that were taught to hate
When you have to pretend to see
Knowing it was told to you by
If we all can be sons of
Then maybe the truth of always
Will be willing to except Us be
And at the same time their being No
Us Without Me!
Oh you like that one? Well, alrighty now! Here's the "other" side, the side the family doesn't talk about so much - the Italian connection (hey! don't mock me - 85% of African-Americans are of mixed ancestry!): Tracing back to the small Italian village of Gepetto.... my ancestor was, well, a blockhead. While a dreamer of being many things was he, still ole boy was a blockhead. He got to America stowed away in the streamer trunk of an Irishman named McCarthy. It had to be a big one for he had one of those loooong horsey-European noses which prolly took up half the space! Which is why I don't talk about him much. Even as I wrote the history of my Mali ancestor, I was thinking that if Candeesweet saw my nose as I wrote glowingly of the beauteous head-strong African princess draped in gold and purple, she'd smirk.
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