We have all heard similar truisms hundreds of times. If you don’t know where you came from, you will never get to where you want to go. Where we need to go.
We didn’t “just grew”. We have a long and involved history. Many parts of our story are generally unknown. Some parts are unknowable. It’s on us to learn as much as we can about who we really are.
Who were our immediate ancestors? What did they have to do in order to live, struggle, and pass on to us the gift of life?
Too often as individuals slogging through 21st-century America, we question our existence, doubt our individual worth, don’t realize how important each of us can be–the role we can play in changing the course of world events, changing the direction in which this nation is headed.
Here is a specific story, a small (albeit important) example of history making. Get to know Henrietta Wood.