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I recently had the chance to come across an awesome kick-starter that is being raised to help the Sweet-blackberry organization to raise money to bring to light some truly remarkable stories about African American people. This whole concept is so cool to me, I remember being a little girl and hearing my grandmother tell me stories about how she grew up and things she learned along the way. I use to love just sitting there and having her pat my body really softly and tell me plenty of stories her history.

Story telling is one thing, I know was huge in the African american households a couple of generations back, since we did not have anyway to document our history, many African Americans would pass down their family legacy through stories, that their parents told them and so forth.

Which is why I totally support what the Sweet Blackberry organization is doing, it is bringing back to light the stories of many African Americans who went on to to do many great things and contributed to the growth of this country as a whole.

Sweet Blackberry is doing what many schools have not done and probably will never do, that is to tell us the many great stories of African American history in America. It sort of reminds me of  Life Upon These Shores by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Which are stories of  African American history in America. Which is a  Phenomenal book and I recommend you read it if you get a chance too. However sweet-blackberry breaks it down in puts it into a way that children would receive it very easily.

I'm not too sure if it will be in book format just yet but I do know right now in its beginning stages it is in DVD form.

Karyn Parsons who used to play Hillary on Fresh Prince Of Bel Air is the founder of Sweet Blackberry and I am so glad she is doing something like this. It will help parents and schools to give children a more rounded education into all cultures.

I think it is something totally worth looking into too, if your a parent, homeschooling mom and would love to teach your children about all types of history. 😉

Good Stuff!! 😉

To learn more you can can Visit Sweet Blackberry for more information.

 

Sweet Blackberry Intro from karyn parsons on Vimeo.
 

 

 

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Black history month is a time to be remembered and shared, it brings about great joy and even some new found feelings of pain for had happened during that time period. However, it also brings an excellent time to learn about new found facts and interesting details about the black history and your own families at that.

I can remember being a little girl and you know what still do this day my grandmother is almost 97 years old. And she still relates stories about her childhood her mom's life and how her grandmother was a slave. To be able to hear those stories is something that I have always and will forever keep with me. Since that is what the people did back then to preserve history, they told stories since they were not allowed to record any data about their life such as birth and things.

To be able to hear those stories she told had me laughing, some had me asking why and others even sometimes made me want to cry.  But my grandmother has had a long life and she has seen her mom's reactions to things, she grew up in the Jim crow south and lived most of her life through segregation.

grandma.

So that is why when I came across this video I wanted to share it here, since it is abouta  special book that was found. In fact is the very first validated book dating back to the civil war of negro spirituals, or slave songs at that time.

Many slaves at that time would sing songs to give them some sort of escape from what was happening at the time. They would also sing songs to be used as code perhaps if they were trying to escape, and many songs were used as a way to preserve history as my grandmother would tell stories about her family history.

However, these songs represent a slave nation as a whole. Unleashing the pain and suffering that went on along with the continued hope they had to pursue forward-looking above.

“Knowing that one day a change gone come, would come…

I write and share this video in honor of black history month and for all those continue to share their stories…………………..