How Experiences Cross Generations
President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 the Last Slaves were freed in 1865
That was Just about 150 years ago. 150 Years seems like a long time, but the chart above below will show you how, the experiences of the past live well into the future.
In 1865, the newly freed people would have been between the ages of 1 and 60, some even older.
Families would have joined forces, creating multi- generational households with Grandparents, Parents and Grand children all under one roof.
Can you imagine the information and advice that a 40 – 50 year old ex slave would share with his 10 year old newly free grandson. What would he say to his 10 year old grandson who was born free?
Then consider the information that this grandson will share with his 10 year old son later in life.
The emancipation was not a magic wand to end all injustices. We know that by some of the struggles that we have been through over the years.
A person who was 20 in 1865 could have been alive and 80 years old in 1925. That person would have children in their 40’s and grand children in their 20’s.
That Grand child who was 20 in 1925 could be alive and 60 in 1965 with grand children in their 40’s and grand children in their 20’s
The point is, when you look across generational lines, 150 years is not that long ago.
Let us all keep working to make this world a better place for our children and grandchildren.
|Year||Original||Original and 1 gen||First Gen Born Free||Orig and 2nd gen||3rd gen||4th gen||5th gen||6th gen|
|1865||1 – 60|
|1875||10 – 70||20-40||10|
|1885||20 – 80||30-60||20||10|
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