Homage to The Ancestors

I remember the names of my ancestors. I speak the names of those I love.
I speak their names and they live again. May I be so well-loved and remembered.
In truth, may the gods hear my name.

From Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead (p. 54)
Translated by Normandi Ellis

Kwame Ture (Formerly known as Stokely Carmichael)

“There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.”

06/20/1941 – 11/15/1998

Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa)

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.

03/04/1932 – 11/09/2008

Fannie Lou Hamer

“If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.”

10/06/1917 – 03/14/1977

Amzie Moore

..”And uh, well, I’m satisfied with the way, with how God has made me, perfectly satisfied. I don’t feel nobody’s inferior or superior. I really don’t. I used to didn’t feel that way. But now, shoot..”

09/23/1911 – 02/01/1982