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
..”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