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Have you ever wondered how far and deep your family rootsand traditions are? Did you ever feel the need to retrace thelives of the people who shaped who you are today?In “Knowing Your Heritage Matters: Staying ConnectedMatters More,” I’ve chronicled the lives of six families thatare descendants of our African ancestors who were sold intoslavery in Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and otherparts of the United States.


This book is intended to give you a practical guide to be used for researching your heritage and writing your own story. Share your legacy and find meaning and purpose in your life and the lives of generations to come. This book will also provide you with the tools needed to continue your journey of self-exploration of your life’s journey. We owe it to our children to teach them about the true meaning of family and the importance of leaving a legacy for generations to come. These six families have stayed connected and demonstrated how their parents’ teachings have been the glue that has kept their present generations together by using the principle of “Each One Teach One.” This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about their family history and wants to pass on the importance of knowing your heritage and staying connected.
“Let Your Character Traits of Wellness be a Road Map for Future Generations.”  - Claudie L. Phillips


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Knowing Your Heritage Matters by Claudie L. Phillips

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