Among His Ancestors – Quote by Helen Keller

October 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm 3 comments

 “There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors,
and no slave who has not had a king among his.”,
Helen Keller




GENEALOGY ACTIVITY: Does anything about your family history surprise you?

Take a moment to think about something unique, funny or interesting about your memories or family stories.

OR take some time to talk to friends or family members.

Write down a memorable memory or event that you want to be preserved or passed down. Save it in your scrapbook, photo book, journal or blog. You may decorate the entry with clip art, personal photos, glitter or other artistic designs..have fun!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Morgan  |  August 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    it is quote of a wonderful gift of nature to humanity and projects her feeling towards society..

  • 2. mohan s bhangoo  |  September 25, 2009 at 12:30 am

    will it pls be possible to elobrate it more?

  • 3. In Our Hearts  |  September 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I am open to hearing your thoughts on this quote…

    If you read the Bible, and look through the lineage of Jesus, this is true also. The Israelites they were enslaved, and oppresed; they also became a lineage of great kings, and feared prophets and warriors. To me, the core of this quote is equality, and the various experiences and history we all share that make us a human family.

    Some people will say “I am a nation of kings” or alternately, “My people were slaves and so we never had a chance in life…” I think what this quote is saying is to look beyond our immediate situation, and beyond our pride…we come from a human lineage not one of title or position. And ultimately, we are all chidren of God.



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