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Did you watch Alex Haley’s TV series called Roots, on the history of Black Americans? I much enjoyed it, though I often disagreed with what it presented as history.
What struck me most about it, was the constant rededication of each new generation of Black Americans — by holding their babies up to the moon shortly after their birth. To Haley, this seemed to link them covenantally to their African ancestors.
Not just Blacks, but also WASPs — White Anglo-Saxon Protestants — have roots. I now want to talk about those roots, which I believe go right back from the Dixie Confederacy to our British and Irish ancestors — and indeed further, all the way to God’s Covenant with Adam.