July 20, 2018
8 months and 27 days left
until our celebration.
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Welcome to the Spears Young Legacy family website designed to unite and connect us as we share information from the past, celebrate the present and be excited to support the future generations by sharing our love...

Black Family Pledge by Dr. Maya Angelou, 1995
Because we have forgotten our ancestors our children no longer give us honor.

Because we have lost the path our ancestors cleared, kneeling in perilous undergrowth, our children cannot find their way.

Because we have banished the God of our ancestors, our children can not pray.

Because the long wails of our ancestors have faded beyond our hearing, our children cannot hear us crying.

Because we have abandoned our wisdom of mothering and fathering, our befuddled children give birth to children they neither want nor understand.

Because we have forgotten how to love, the adversary is within our gates, and holds us up to the mirror of the world, shouting, Regard the loveless.

Therefore, we pledge to bind ourselves again to one another;
To embrace our lowliest,
To keep company with our loneliest,
To educate our illiterate,
To feed our starving,
To clothe our ragged,
To do all good things, knowing that we are more than keepers of our brothers and sisters. We are our brothers and sisters.

In honor of those who toiled and implored God with golden tongues, and in gratitude to the same God who brought us out of hopeless desolation,

We make this pledge.

 

 

Officers Elected in July 2016 for a Two Year Term (2016-2018):
 
President – Herbert Spears
Vice-President – John Wesley Wilcox
Secretary – Rita Young Bantom
Assistant Secretary – Shirley Young 
Treasurer – Lee Vera Terrell