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    Reign

    Wow, what a story. Your journey has been rough. I understand everything you’re saying though. I don’t’ want to believe we (Black people) are so lost that we’ll never find our way back to our Greatness! If a people has no knowledge of their “true” history, and what they’ve been shown as their history is a lie (passive slaves), then the action to be taken is EDUCATION. We certainly don’t get that in White America’s educational system and we shouldn’t expect to. Every culture, country, nation has its own educational system designed to enhance and enrich its community, so that’s what the White system does. So, when we’re educated in their system, we do what they do or try to be like them. You sound like an extremely intelligent woman and your journey has provided you great wisdom, can you use your skills in an educational capacity. I’d love to work with you because I feel as you do, but I think Education about our great contributions, scholars, inventors, basically, our stolen legacy, is the answer. We need to find a way to instill self worth and especially our connection to African and African people.

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    seatspc@aol.com

    REIGN…….

    WHAT A UNIQUE NAME.

    JUST NOW SEEING THIS POST BY YOU. THANK FOR YOUR POST.

    WITH THE COVID19 VIRUS BEING THE LATEST OF SEVERAL SET BACKS OVER THE YEARS, IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE BANNEKER MEMORIAL, AS A “LIVING MEMORIAL,” WILL COME TO FRUITION AS MR. BANNEKER IS LONG OVERDUE FOR A BEFITTING “LIVING MEMORIAL,” REPLETE WITH THE BENJAMIN BANNEKER INSTITUTE OF MATH AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, TO TRAIN CHILDREN FROM AGE SEVEN ON THROUGH TO COLLEGE AS LEADERS IN THE STEMs.

    OUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, THE WASHINGTON INTERDEPENDENCE COUNCIL, HAS DONATED 25 YEARS WORKING TOWARDS THIS EBD [WITH NO PAY, HELP, PUBLICITY, or GENUINELY TANGIBLE SUPPORT FROM THE COUNTRY AND THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES WHICH HE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN HELPING TO CREATE, AMONG HIS MANY OTHER TRAILBLAZING GIFTS WHICH HE BEQUEATHED THIS RACIST, SEXIST, and UNJUST LAND.

    I PRAY DOR THE CHILDREN

    Peggy Seats, Founder/CEO
    WASHINGTON INTERDEPENDENCE COUNCIL
    [Administrators of the Banneker Memorial]
    Washington, DC 20006

    P.S. – It is both TRAGIC and PATHETICALLY SAD that this country is STILL SO RACIST and UNJUST that it still refuses to PROPERLY HONOR THE LEGACY OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER – “A Man of Many Fitst,” as we refer to him, OVER TWO CENTURIES SINCE HE GIFTED THIS LAND WITH HIS SCIENTIFIC GIFTS, AND IS YET NOT RECOGNIZED AS ARE ALL OF THE “FOUNDING FATHERS” THAT HE WORKED WITH TO HELP CREATE THIS SOCIAL, POLITICAL and GLOBAL LEADER OF THE WORLD CALLED AMERICA.

    OR, ……. SHOULD IT BE CALLED “amerikkka?”,

    Although our struggling “non-profit” civic agency has devoted 25 years taking on the DAUNTING CHALLENGE of trying to FINALLY recognize Mr. Banneker’s role as A COLONIAL TRAILBLAZER; but probably most known for his role is creating THE area of LAND carved out from land taken FROM BOTH MARYLAND and ViRGINIA, to create the Nation’s Capital of Washington, DC, PLACING THE 40 BOUNDARY STONES WHICH DESIGNATE THE AREA REFERRED TO AS WASHINGTON, DC, THE NATION’S CAPITAL, among his long litany of TRAILBLAZING INVENTIONS and CONTRIBUTIONS to the World.

    And YET, over two centuries since HIS transition from this plane in 1806, after engineering the FIRST ALL American made clock; utIlIzing crop rotation and water irtigation; penning the first PUBLICLY DOCUMENTED PROTEST LETTER CONDEMNING RACISM; [AMONG HIS MANY OTHER TRAILBLAZING FEATS], as well as his role in helping to create what was to become the NATION’S CAPITAL, HIS LEGACY AS AN EXTRAORDINARY GENIUS IS LONG OVERDUE TO BE PROPERLY COMMEMORATED in Washington, DC [the City which he was h TVired to play a critical role in creating as WHAT WAS TO BECOME the official Capital of the United States of America, the then newly formed United States of America, among his many other trailblazing feats and gifts which he bequeathed America and the World.

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