For most of us, once we have a child , the world takes on a different look and feel, the ”I” or “me’ gives way to “ we” and “us”, “ him” or “ her”, or “they” or “ them”. The scope of our lives broadens. We begin to speak differently. We start thinking about our future and our child or children and the next generation whom the heavens have entrusted to our care.
We want our next generation to do better or live better than we ourselves. For most of us, there is no sacrifice that is too great to ensure that their futures are full of happiness, health, and prosperity. We want only the best for them. We want them to go to the best schools, live in the best communities, wear the best clothes, and when they get older, marry the best mate.
With all of our best intentions and expectations for our children’s lives and their future generations, we still make mistakes. Some of the seeds that we have sown do not yield the harvest that we expected. They sowed the seeds for God, family, love, and truth. We know that our ancestors lifted up one another throughout wars, depressions, and other tragedies. Through their faith and by God’s Grace and Mercy, our ancestors were able to rise from the most devastating actions that no woman, child or being should have ever endured- “slavery”. Yet we hide or do not share our historical documents. Each generation builds upon the works of others. They tell of their mighty acts. What are we going to tell this generation?
Broadneck African – American Heritage Project, Inc. Founding Officers and the Board of Directors and members will provide you with historical documentation that many have not seen or heard about before with sources, citations, and other references that document the history of the surrounding churches, and the communities which our ancestors built, worshipped in, as well as the cemeteries where their human remains lie in state. Many of these people were former slaves and civil war heroes who were denied their pensions, denied of their rights, and the right to assemble. They were robbed of their dignity, even their own freedom.
That’s why we are here to help to preserve this rich history! We now live in a nation where we had the first African- American President of The United States of America. Our history must be preserved so that our future generations will know. When we become older, we can say that we have helped to preserve some of the rich history and heritage of the surrounding communities for our future generations.
When any material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Broadneck African-American Heritage Project,Inc.