Newly emancipated Blacks used their labor to buy farmland, start businesses, and provide for their families. In addition, they became literate and built successful communities all during the time of the lynching, mob violence, segregation, and political backstabbing. A look at our history shows a series of accomplishments that our current generation hears little of. With this podcast, we are going to connect our present circumstances with the successes and failures of our past. The future ascendency of our community will be much greater when our collective minds are guided by lessons of our past. We have many great success lessons to build upon.