Rebuilding The Walls
'THE CALL TO THE MOVEMENT’
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid."
Now it is our time. Our communities and its people are suffering. It is time for us to take our Christian faith, our combined skill, our hopes and dreams, our culture and heritage and put them to work Rebuilding the Walls in our historic communities. We are people of faith. It has sustained us through the most trying of circumstance. Now it is time for us to come together and ‘Rebuild Our Communities’. It sustained the Pilgrims and guided them in the creation of a New World. They brought their culture, their heritage, their skills and most importantly, their faith. The rest is history. Faith sustained Dr. Booker T. Washington and Dr. George Washington Carver, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, and all our great ancestors. It sustained them through the trials of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation. Faith is the immeasurable ingredient that made this country great and faith will help us face the challenges of our generation.
We are the greatest generations our ancestors have ever produced. It is time for us to revisit our roots and reclaim the faith and visions of our past. We have the skills and knowledge base to claim the opportunities America has in store, by coming together as a community and focus on rebuilding our own forty acres. If a service or product is needed, we can provide it; we have the skills, talents and the knowledge to complete this great task. Partnering with people of faith, using biblical principles will ensure our success. Remember, our ancestors paid a heavy price to ensure we would have the life we now enjoy. We now must do our part!
'The Rebuilding Effort Of New Orleans'
The Forgotten Communities Program’ was created as a community based project to support talented painters and performing artists to re-capture the spirituality and dignity of "Ordinary People"; who once and now, inhabit cultural and historic communities that are neglected by mainstream society. Only through the arts, can the spiritual moment and importance of a culture be recreated and conveyed to another culture.
The Forgotten Communities Program is a call to all artists, particularly those of African descent, to begin painting their visions and memories of their culture and historic communities, and share them with their people and the world. It is a call to singer and musicians, to sing and play those songs written by the past masters of our culture.
It is important for us to remember and preserve the great works of our ancestors and make a major effort the preservation of these past contributions to our culture and our history so future generations can use them and find their way in our multi-cultural society. This program supports the platform of the National Cultural Heritage Initiative sponsored by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
Forgotten Communities Collection
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Blue Dot (Learn about..) Abe's 506 Club (more... ) Gussie's Record (more... )
Aragon Court (more... ) Magee Field (more...) Hawkshaw (more... )
Paradise Gardens Johnson Beach (more...) Bruce Beach
Tanyard Wingate Beach
The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
"Amazing Grace" "Pass Me Not" "I Am Free"
"Yes Jesus Loves Me" "Where Two Or Three" "It's Me"