In the book Kindred by Octavia E. Butler is about is a time-travel and slave narrative novel. This book is mostly about a young African-American woman writer, Dana, who finds herself shuttled between her California home in 1976 and a pre-Civil War Maryland plantation. There she meets her ancestors a spoiled, self-destructive white slave owner and the proud black freewoman he was forced into slavery and concubinage. As she stays in the past become longer, Dana becomes intimately entangled with the plantation community, making hard compromises to survive slavery and to ensure her existence in her own time. Some of this information came from the Wikipedia page about the book and about Octavia E. Butler.
From a passage, I will be talking information about Vanessa German. Vanessa German was born in Wisconsin and raised in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles and Loveland, Ohio by her mother, a fiber artist, quilter and costume maker. Based off of her Wikipedia page it states that she is the third of five children. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2000 and began to perform and exhibit her work locally. "She describes her work as heavily influenced by her childhood in Los Angeles, where her mother encouraged the children to make their own clothes, and she was also impacted by the AIDS epidemic and drive-by shootings".Vanessa German was born in Wisconsin and raised in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles and Loveland, Ohio by her mother, a fiber artist, quilter and costume maker. She is the third of five children. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2000 and began to perform and exhibit her work locally. She describes her work as heavily influenced by her childhood in Los Angeles, where her mother encouraged the children to make their own clothes, and she was also impacted by the AIDS epidemic and drive-by shootings. Vanessa German shows mother's and ancestors in her artwork because the picture that I had picked it shows black women holding stuff and they are dressed in a traditional outerwear.
In this song by Tina Turner, she talking about how she is proud to be black women and nothing would make change her mind. the song she says " it's such beauty in black people and it saddens me when we're not allowed to express that pride in black people and if you do it's considered anti-white, no your just pro-black and that's ok the two don't go together cause you celebrate black culture does not mean that you don't like white culture". This has something to do with mother's and ancestors because back in the old day black people never appreciate how the color of their skin color and always hated but know people love the way they skin are.
This video is about things I wish I could tell my mom is basically talking about how your mother is always criticizing the way you dress or the look or how you eat too much or you eat too little. In this video, she says " momma says your a pretty girl, your my angel, my baby, my star, my world but if this is true then why you say such hurtful comments".This quote has to do something about mother's and ancestors because there mother's had done that same thing to them so it's going to keep going on because they all want the perfect daughter.
In this poem by Margaret Walker, she explains how strong her strong her grandmothers were. Int the poem she says " My grandmothers were strong. They followed plows and bent to toil.They moved through fields sowing seed.They touched earth and grain grew. They were full of sturdiness and singing." This line has something to do with my theme statement because her grandmothers are her ancestors that were in slavery. That's why when she says " why am I not as they" because she don't have to work as hard as they did and she has the freedom to do whatever she wants to do. She doesn't have to bend soil or move through the fields sowing seed.
In this short story, it is talking about how this mother and had a baby and when she was born she was so skinny then the mother had a baby boy which came out fat