It was a dark and stormy night when my great-great-great grandfather first saw the ghost of an ancestor. The spirit of his grandmother, who had died decades ago, came to him in a dream and told him that he would be successful in life. He woke up from this vision with new hope for himself and his family. For many years after this incident, whenever he faced any difficulty or obstacle to overcome, the ghosts of my ancestors were smiling at me imperial gave him strength to face it head on.In my family lineage, there had always been a long line of strong and successful people. Connected by this spirit, I know that the ghost’s prediction was true for me as well. Even though life may throw challenges at you sometimes, it is important to remember that your ancestors will help guide you through them with their love and support — the ghosts of my ancestors are smiling at me imperial.
I am proud to be part of such an honorable tradition in my ancestry because I have seen how much our loved ones want us to succeed so badly! My great-great grandfather told me once when he died his face lit up like a child on Christmas morning just before he faded into nothingness.”
It is now my turn to see the ghosts of my ancestors smiling at me imperial. I have had many hardships in my life, and it has been difficult for me to find peace with myself or anyone else around me. But these troubles are nothing compared to what they went through on a day-to-day basis living their lives as slaves in this country under brutal conditions where so much was taken from them without acknowledgement or recompense. The weight of oppression can be hard enough to carry alone but when you add the weight that comes from having no one you can trust made worse by abandonment, there’s not just one ghost smiling at me imperial – every single ancestor who lived before us smiles down upon us still today. My great-grandfather, my grandfather and my father had all left the South. They traveled north to start new lives but they never forgot what was taken from them nor did they want their children or grandchildren to have to go through it again.
The Ghosts of My Ancestors Are Smiling at Me through on a day-to-day basis living their lives as slaves in this country under brutal conditions where so much was taken from them without acknowledgement or recompense. The weight of oppression can be hard enough to carry alone but when you add the weight that comes from having no one you can trust made worse by abandonment, there’s not just one ghost smiling at me imperial – every single ancestor who lived before us smiles down upon us still today
It’s hard to look back and not want the ancestors’ smiles to be because they could see some small progress made for their freedom. But I’m going to keep my eyes on the prize, my heart in position of thanksgiving, knowing that while there is still much work left to do, these ghosts are smiling down upon me imperial as well because we are continuing their legacy. We’re building a world where everyone can breathe free and live without fear or pain just like they did – unlike them who had no choice but to fight for today with tomorrow always out of sight.
I am immensely proud of who I am – not just because we are black people living in a country where so many other races live freely without prejudice, discrimination or violence against our person – but also because my ancestors endured this journey and were able to pass on some semblance of hope that has allowed me today to walk with honour despite everything else around me; struggling every day for change while still fighting off the ghosts of history which haunt us long after slavery is abolished: poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance among