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#KEEPINTHELOOP WE ASPIRE TO INSPIRE

February 13, 2018

 

#motivationmonday it is indeed.

 

I’ve been studying my family tree for black history month. I wish I did this sooner. I really encourage everyone regardless of where you are from to do the same. You’d be surprised what you’ll learn. The journey has just begun and I’ve discovered so much more about myself and what my ancestors endured good and bad to achieve their goals. My cousins have also motivated me to dig a little deeper as a reporter. By sharing the information that we’ve found we have been elated to learn how our genes have contributed to our drive as young black women and men.

 

Today this post is in honor of my Great Aunt Una Mulzac. Una Mulzac, daughter of the first black Sea Captain to command an integrated vessel in the United States of America founded Liberation Bookstore in Harlem New York in part to promote causes such as fighting apartheid.

 

 In 1962 she opened a bookstore in Guyana. While at work a package was delivered. Her colleague opened it and was killed by a bomb concealed in the package.

 

She suffered wounds to her eye and chest. That didn’t stop her. She continued to promote education for black youth, her love for Africa and Portuguese Colonies that struggled for liberation - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea.

 

In 1967 Liberation Bookstore was re-opened on her corner of Lenox Avenue also known as Malcolm X Boulevard.

Aunt Una was on the executive board of the Harlem chapter of the NAACP an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, which lobbied to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

 

Thank you Aunty Una! Your legacy lives on #keepintheloop #lessonstheydidntteachusinschool #liveyourbestlife #beyou #beproud #begreat #blackhistory

 

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