On Saturday, we were honoured to have Sister Panyin as our guest on What U Need to Know.
She spoke very eloquently about African Remembrance Day and the Haitian Revolution.
Panyin emphasised the role of traditional spirituality in the revolution, in which the Haitian people under L'Ouverture's leadership defeated the armies of France, Spain, Britain and France again.
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We talked about practical spirituality, which is the basis of my book Success Strategies for Black People.
Practical spirituality is what helped African people to survive during slavery, and we can use practical spirituality to achieve our goals.
My parents taught me about Black history and heroes and sheroes like L'Ouverture and Harriet Tubman. We cannot rely on the schools to teach our children about our history and heritage.
Panyin also shared information about a book by Clinton A. Hutton entitled The Logic and Historical Significance of the Haitian Revolution and the Cosmological Roots of Haitian Freedom
To read more about Haiti past and present, see Two Films about Haiti.