How Do You Create Your Own History?
The book A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion and Enrichment was recently featured in an exciting new literary publication called Written magazine. Publisher Michelle Gipson and the Written team are based in Atlanta, and their magazine is being syndicated nationally. The theme of the magazine is "Celebrating the word. Celebrating the reader."
Black History Month is now in our rear view mirror for 2006. Regardless of our race or ethnic origin, we have the opportunity to ask ourselves the following question: How can we create and celebrate our own history?
Not everyone can write and publish a complete book. But almost everyone can write down their life story or family history, even if it is only 10 typed pages or less. You may not think your life is very exciting, but you have to think 50 or 100 years ahead. Your great-grandchildren will be thrilled to read about you, and they will also be grateful if you can tell them anything about your own ancestors.
It is not necessary that you or your family must have significant accomplishments to be a part of history. Just start writing. You can also complete an audio recording that can be burned onto a CD; video recordings can be burned on to a DVD. Here are a couple of good books to help you get going:
- To Our Children's Children by Bob Greene
- Record & Remember: Tracing Your Roots Through Oral History by Ellen Epstein
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