Family Reunion Slideshow

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Family Reunion Slideshow

  1. 1. Remembering Our Past<br />Restoration For the Present<br />Rejoicing For Our Future<br />
  2. 2. The Huggins Family Reunion<br />Charleston, South Carolina<br />July 2-6, 2009<br />
  3. 3. Tonight, we meet on the<br />anniversary of our nation’s birth.<br />A day our Union pauses to reflect on the sacrifices of men and women who fought tyranny and demanded the inalienable rights<br />of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. <br />
  4. 4. But it would take100 years before<br />Africans enslaved in America<br />would receive those freedoms in our laws. <br />And the journey towards justice, civility and fairness for God’s children remains<br />one we march even until today. <br />
  5. 5. We celebrate the courageous and resilient few who survived the Middle Passage, among them were Jane and Ansel Huggins. <br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />For without their sacrifice, their relentless will to survive, and their faith, we would not be here. <br />
  6. 6. Christmas Huggins,<br />Son of Jane and Ansel Huggins<br />
  7. 7. MindaKinnery,<br />Wife of Christmas Huggins and Daughter-In-Law of Jane and Ansel Huggins<br />
  8. 8. William Sheppard and Mary Huggins,<br />Son-In-Law and Daughter of Ansel and Jane Huggins<br />
  9. 9. From those two couples over the last one hundred fifty years were born hundreds of men, women, boys and girls.<br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  10. 10. They survived Jim Crow and Black Codes.<br />They faced the threat of lynching, were prohibited from attaining an education, learning how to read and write, and own property.<br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  11. 11. They fought in World Wars 1,2 the Korean War, Vietnam, Persian Gulf and Iraq. <br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  12. 12. They witnessed the senseless assassinations of martyrs, Martin, Malcom and Medgar. They built and supported houses of worship that empowered and sustained poor communities.<br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  13. 13. In the 1970s they let the hair grow naturally.<br />And they said it loud:<br />“I AM BLACK and I’M PROUD” <br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  14. 14. As the walls of segregation began<br />to crumble and universities opened their doors, hearts and minds, theyearned college and graduate degrees. They became doctors, lawyers, businessmen and women, senior vice presidents, engineers, investment professionals, software designers, accountants and many more.<br />We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  15. 15. And in July 2009, we remember them, we celebrate them and we prepare our children for a brighter future and a better tomorrow. <br />
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  17. 17. We are their sons and daughters.<br />
  18. 18. Reflecting Back on the<br />Family Reunions of the Last 30 Years<br />1980s<br />
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  31. 31. Reflecting on the Family Reunions &<br />Other Historic Moments<br />1990s<br />
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  35. 35. Reflecting Back on the<br />Family Reunions of the Last 30 Years<br />2000s<br />
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  47. 47. So what memories will YOU make at this reunion?<br />
  48. 48. START NOW.<br />

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