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Re: What is World Research Forum?

Thanks so much George:

Europe is only one continent that includes our history. Our American ancestors and relatives traveled to many parts of the world and lived there....think sailors who were born in Russia, Ireland, Spain, France who came back to fight in the Civil War. Think of soldiers in WW I and WWII, writers, musicians, historians who checked out Europe and decided to stay.

We lived in Mexico, (Exodus to Tampico in the 1840's), in Central and South America and the Far East.

Another direct link is with Bristol, England. Not all of our ancestors came straight from Africa. They "stopped off" in Europe before "sailing" to the Americas.

I just read on the net about slaves being imported to Russia from Guinea by Tsar Peter the Great's brother. The 2500 slaves eventually ended up in the Ukraine. This certainly helps to unlock the mystery of why the Russians and parts of Poland worship the Black Madonna.

Each time I view this site, it reminds me of how American I am in my thinking. Yes I admit to many Americanisms such as believing that the Diaspora means only America, that slavery conjurs up an image of cotton fields and mint juleps and the North Star and that Black means only us.

The most fascinating articles are on the three black Popes and Saints. They all lived long before 600 AD when Mohammed founded the Muslim religion. So perhaps many of our ancestors were Christians Before they were brought to the New World.

Thanks again,

K Wyer Lane

We were, we are citizens of the world.


: What a site, overwhelming in content. So far, my research doesn't
: suggest looking at Europe, but this website is worth surfing to
: learn some new facts about Africans across the Atlantic.

: It will be interesting to see how this forum develops.

: Thanks K for the url.

: Peace
: "Guided by the Ancestors"

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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