Historically, Black families have been subject to a wide variety of strategies to weaken the bonds between them. From the transatlantic slave trade that brought Africans into the United States beginning in 1619 to over-policing that places Black people in prisons at five times the rate of white people, there have long been forces attempting to rip African-American families and our legacies apart at the seams.

One thing that these forces can never truly prosper against, however, is the spirit of Black ingenuity. Our determination to keep dreaming bigger and seize opportunities is something that runs as deeply in us as the legacies of our families themselves.

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