The treasures of Timbuktu ( an ancient, historic, intellectual center in Africa that was the site of the first university in the world) are under assault and in jeopardy of being lost to us. Interestingly, the city was built up on a site where a woman stood sentry.
"According to lore, the town [of Timbuktu] sprung up in the 12th or 13th century around a well that was guarded by a woman known as Buktu. At the crossroads of great Saharan trade routes, it rapidly became a center for the exchange of salt, gold, and slaves. Leo Africanus, the 16th century Moorish traveler turned Papal diplomat, described a city brimming not only with 'many wells containing sweet water,' but a town where the 'the inhabitants are very rich.'" Time World Global Spin
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"There is a notion out there that black people enjoy the Sisyphean struggle against racism. In fact, most of us live for the day when we can struggle against anything else. But having been, by that very racism, pinned into ghettoes, both metaphorical and real, our options for struggle are chosen long before we are born. And so we struggle out of fear for our children. We struggle out of fear for ourselves. We struggle to avoid our feelings, because to actually consider all that was taken, to understand that it was taken systematically, that the taking is essential to American and echoes down through the ages, could make you crazy."
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