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Homegoing August 21, 2018 Exactly 4 weeks ago, we all came together to celebrate the talents and efforts of everyone involved with making HOMEGOING from dream to reality ✨ Pictured here: the cast, writer and director of HOMEGOING at our July NYC Screening ✨ Thank you, @digitalarts_ny for being the perfect hosts for the evening! Homegoing service. Homegoing sparknotes. Watch POV Season 26 Trailer | 06/24/2013 | 2 Mins Through the eyes of Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Homegoings paints a portrait of grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home. " All Inclusive Short Film | 2020 Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas. Crisanto Street Short Film | 2020 In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a hidden community thrives despite difficult circumstances. For one resident, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario, impending change is bittersweet. Edgecombe Short Film | 2020 Through the deeply personal truths of three local residents, Edgecombe examines the ways trauma repeats and reinvents itself in rural black communities. StoryCorps Shorts: You're My Line Short Film | 2019 Asma Jama was assaulted in a Minnesota Applebee’s for speaking Swahili. The attacker’s sister reached out to Asma to support her. They met for the first time to have this StoryCorps conversation. The Feeling of Being Watched Feature Film | 2019 A journalist investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood. Stay Close Short Film | 2020 Stay Close blends home videos and animation in an expressionistic montage to tell the underdog story of Keeth Smart, an African American fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on… Midnight Traveler Feature Film | 2019 An Afghan family seeks asylum when the Taliban puts a bounty on his head. Reluctantly Queer Short Film | 2020 A young gay man from Ghana struggles to reconcile his sexuality and love for his mother through a series of letters in this deceptively simple yet powerful piece. POV Shorts: The Changing Same Short Film | 2019 In the Florida Panhandle lies the provincial town of Marianna, Florida, where one native resident runs a particular marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror caused by the town’s buried… POV Shorts: Water Warriors Short Film | 2019 When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. Engage with the issues — POV believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most pressing social issues of our time. Use one of the film’s accompanying resources to learn about the issues and get involved. Visit the POV Community Network to browse films available for screenings. Host a screening in your community.

A homegoing (or home-going) service is an African-American Christian funeral tradition marking the going home of the deceased to the Lord or to heaven. It is a celebration that has become a vibrant part of African American history and culture. As with other traditions, practices, customs and norms of African American culture, this ritual for dealing with death was shaped by the African American experience. History [ edit] The history of the homegoing service can be traced back to the arrival of African slaves in America. Early during the slave trade, slaves believed death meant their soul would return home to their native Africa. [ citation needed] They were not allowed to congregate to perform any kind of ritual for burying the dead because slave owners were fearful the slaves would conspire to create an uprising during any such gathering. Later, in an effort to control the slave population, slave owners introduced slaves to Protestantism to placate and subdue them. [ citation needed] The Old Testament stories of God and Moses freeing a captive and enslaved race resonated with the slaves. The New Testament stories of Jesus and promises of glory in heaven and a far better after-life allowed slaves to forge through the turmoil of mortal life and look forward to the day when they would return home to the Lord. They fully embraced Christianity and death, for slaves, was viewed as freedom. Their death rituals were jubilant and it became one of the earliest forms of African American culture. At the beginning of the twentieth century there were few, if any black-owned or black-managed funeral homes. Survivors of deceased blacks were forced to depend on white funeral homes for embalming if they would even agree to service them. Jim Crow laws and white bias required blacks to enter these white funeral homes through back doors and basements, a degrading experience that added to the tragedy of losing a loved one. [ citation needed] Although the embalming was mostly done by white funeral homes, the homegoing service took place in the black Christian church. The churches began forming burial societies to collect money for funerals. Black businessmen who opened funeral homes during the early-to-mid-twentieth century saw not only a business opportunity, but a way to help the community. Funeral parlors were among some of the first black-owned businesses and the black funeral director was a trusted friend and neighbor in the community. The tradition of the black community funeral director and the support of the black Christian church exists in many black communities today. Homegoing services [ edit] A homegoing service follows many of the same practices as a funeral service. There are pall bearers and flowers and the service is typically held in a Christian church. But, because African-American Christians believe death marks the return to the Lord and an end to the pain and suffering of mortal life, the homegoing service is an occasion marked by rejoicing because the deceased is going on to a better place. A homegoing service usually contains some or all of these elements: Musical prelude Processional Prayers Songs (Hymns of Comfort) Funeral Readings (Scripture, Poem, Prayer, Old Testament, and New Testament) Acknowledgements Reading of Cards & Condolences Reading of Funeral Resolutions Obituary Reading Eulogy or Tribute Final Viewing Benediction Recessional, and Interment or Committal A homegoing service is sometimes reminiscent of an African-American Christian church service. In addition to the eulogy, there is often a sermon and a choir that sings gospel hymns. The service often allows for friends and family to speak briefly about their remembrances of the deceased. Homegoing Service goers may experience both mourning and rejoicing. References [ edit] Holloway, Karla. (2003). Passed On: African American Mourning, 3 - 19. USA: Duke University Press. The History of African American Funeral Service. (n. d. ). Retrieved from Woods-Valentine Mortuary. Homegoing Services and the Black Community!. Retrieved from The Old Black Church Blog. Marsden, Sara J., Homegoing Funerals: An African American Funeral Tradition. Retrieved fromU. S. Funerals. Further reading [ edit] Elaine Nichols (1989). The Last Miles of the Way: African-American Homegoing Traditions, 1890-present: Exhibition Dates, June 4, 1989-December 1, 1989. South Carolina State Museum. "When it's all over: African American homegoing celebrations". University of Wisconsin--Madison. 1996. External links [ edit].

Homegoing Homegoing is the first novel by Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi. Following the descendants of an Asante woman named Maame, the novel paints a complex picture of the intertwined histories of Ghana and the United States from the 1700's to present day. According to Gyasi, the idea for the story came to her when she visited Ghana during college. Though Gyasi was born in Ghana, her family moved to the United States when she was an infant and had never taken a trip back. Gyasi was struck when she visited the Cape Coast Castle by the idea of African women living in the top levels of the castle as the wives of colonists while others were kept in the dungeon to be sold as slaves. Gyasi used historical accounts written by Africans and African-Americans to center each chapter of the book around important historical moments. The book immediately received positive reviews from critics and the public alike. The New York Times Book Review listed it as an Editor's Choice, it was selected as one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 "5 under 35" award winners, and it received the John Leonard Prize for publishing year 2016 by the National Book Critics Circle and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for 2017. Homegoing Questions and Answers The Question and Answer section for Homegoing is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Marcus meets Marjorie when his friend drags him out looking for a woman he met at a museum. His friend finds the woman.... and with her is Marjorie. Asked by Trëÿ Ø #936751 Answered by jill d #170087 on 10/7/2019 6:36 PM View All Answers Cobbe has multiple wives and many children. Kania S #925389 Aslan on 9/4/2019 2:28 AM I found a quote explaing the title for you..... “Homegoing”—the title is taken from an old African-American belief that death allowed an enslaved person’s spirit to travel back to Africa—is rooted, like the Bible, in original sin. sofia m #921294 on 8/19/2019 12:02 AM Ask Your Own Question Essays for Homegoing Homegoing essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The Ancestry of a Slave.

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