Our Ancestors Footsteps…
For the last year in my 20’s I decided to take on an adventure every month until my 30th birthday. The last weekend in my 20’s I decided to embark on a mini road trip from North Carolina to Maryland. I didn’t care if I went by myself or with a group of friends. I was determined to get to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore.
It was overwhelming from the beginning to the end. That is definitely a museum that you need to visit more than once. There was so much to see (and learn), and there was no way that I covered everything within one visit. So, if you can catch my drift, I need to go back soon!
I attempted to get as many photos as I could. I snapped this picture of, “Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Ancestors.” That’s a powerful title/statement. A few figures that are featured in the photo are Thurgood Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Mary Church Terrell, symbolizing education and justice, right?
Let’s take a look at the events that are going on around us. There’s so many movements that are taking place. The time is now to dedicate ourselves to strategically prepping our cultures for generations to come. For example, Mary Church Terrell, being the first African American woman to receive a college degree, and a national activist for civil rights and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. She used her activism to progress the lives of African Americans in the 19th and 20th Century, and now in the 21st century what are we doing as a people to follow in her footsteps. How can we keep this train from going in reverse? Everything that our ancestors died for shall not be in vain. Let’s start with educating ourselves, and our children. #teachthebabies
Let’s revisit the practices of Ida B. Wells, and read with our children every night before bed. Let’s teach our children how to be leaders, and to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors. I am reminded of a quote by Thurgood Marshall, “Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.” It’s all about action, no more talking!
How can we continue to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors? Let me know in the comments section below.
Working together on one accord for the future!