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Honoring 2021 HBCU college graduates — Pre- and during Coronovirus Pandemic
TODAY WE CELEBRATE HBCU GRADS!
Black folk are attaining college bachelor’s degrees at an increasing rate, according to Pew researchers .
… Yet, it was just 3 – 4 generations ago, that our black, enslaved and post-slavery ancestors were not allowed to read or write. It was illegal for slaves to be literate.
Why? It was a “security” and “insurance” issue for slave holders. I hope our newest college graduates understand that their education is considered the same in the society that once endorsed slavery.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Celebrate. No whining. Work smart. Move forward.
In summary, that has been my message for decades as I have had a strong hand in fully educating thousands of students, primarily African American students on five college and university campuses.
WORDS TO CARRY ON!
Create your history. Be real and effective, Class of 2021.
Our genealogy traces our family from western and central Africa and western Europe. Our ancestors entered the United States at the Virginia and Georgia Ports.
First cousins Mark Owen and Ann Lineve Wead (it is protocol to use the maiden names of females in genealogy searches) are responsible for writing this blog. Although Ann has been involved in genealogy research while searching for certain ancestors since the age of 10, the cousins began deeper research of their families during the COVID-19 Pandemic Year of 2020. Devoting as much as 6 hours some evenings to the methodical training and research of genealogy, the cousins completed the year 2020 by earning genealogy certificates.
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Excellent information and healing messages. Congratulations to the 2021 HBCU graduates.
A HBCU graduate grandmother