"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin & culture is like a tree without roots." ~ #MarcusGarvey
Without solid roots, plants die. Strong, healthy roots anchor, store energy and transport oxygen, water & nutrients throughout plants to sustain life. Roots give back nutrients to the earth and prevent soil erosion. We liken it to preventing the erosion of community and culture.
On this Juneteenth, let us remember that our Ancestors are our roots. They anchored movements. They fought for rights. They survived so we could thrive. Honour them by watering your roots. Keep oral history alive. Share their stories. Share their remedies & recipes. Share their joy. Learn from their hardships. They walked so we could run. Preserve our culture. Water your Roots.