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Jegnoch: An African Example of Human Excellence Reclaimed in North America

Reclaiming and recovering cultural knowledge and traditions is a necessary and ongoing process for people of African ancestry. It includes the identification and study of the best examples of human excellence so that they may be emulated. This entry focuses on restoring excellence in African education, renewing a process of social transformation, developing specific models of communal healing, and practicing spiritually driven and conceptualized collective experiences.

Veneration of Elders

According to Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau and others well versed in sacred African tradition, eldership by its very nature implies initiation. Initiation, in this sense, means admission for instruction in the deeper, often hidden meanings of the external knowledge of a people. However, this admission presupposes that a definite, palpable connection be established with ...

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