Thursday, August 25, 2011

Relatives and Ancestors

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as your ancestors. You create yourself out of these values. (Ralph Ellison)

Our pool of ancestors is vast. When we take time to study our history, we need to recognize the individual greatness, dignity, and style of our ancestors -- and use their lives as models for our own. (Both of the above from Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage, 25 August) 25 August 2011

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