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Teach! Read! Tell It! As we build and recreate community
                                    and embody the lessons and spirit of our Esteemed Tireless Elder Warrior Mother Melva Franklin we must also be unrelenting.
                                     She embodied a scholarship that connected to community that moved and lived.
                                    It was a part of her daily life. 
 
For all you who did not know Mother Franklin, I would like
                                    to share some thoughts with you. The Ghana Nkwanta Project has also started a blog for Mother Franklin for those that knew
                                    her to share their thoughts.  We want to share the beauty and spirit of our Beloved Elder Mother Franklin who was so
                                    active and instrumental in our community. She could be out all day and all night going to meetings and forums seven days a
                                    week. She was active with the United African Movement, National Action Network, Ghana Nkwant Project, The Harlem Knitting
                                    Circle, a member of ASCAC, took stretch classes at the National Action Network, and was a member of the Council of Elders
                                    for African Union for the Diaspora 6th Region.  She is a  history book and
                                    she was always ready to learn. 

She was always carrying a big bag
                                    full of books to read and was a tireless champion of knowledge in the tradition of George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington,
                                    Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X. 
 
Let us be our own Masters in Thought and Care about ourselves as we move forward in a united accord, moving
                                    and finding Common Ground, as we build and sustain ourselves and our communities into the 21st Century.  This is our Elder Franklin’s advocacy and legacy. 
 
She died at the age of 95 and was born in West Columbia (Sugartown), S.C. on February 26, 1912. Sugartown which
                                    was the name give to several Cherokee towns.  In Cherokee, the name was Kulsetsiyi, meaning "honey-locust place" from
                                    "kulsetsi" (honey-locust) and "yi" (locative). The word "kulsetsi" came to be used for "sugar" as well, thus these towns were
                                    often referred to as "Sugartown" by the English colonists.
 
http://au6ny.tripod.com/id17.html
http://nkwanta.tripod.com/blog/
 
Mother Melva Rita Franklin 
Born on February 26, 1912
Became an Ancestor on June 6, 2007
Her parents were Gertrude Tucker and James Franklin
Graduated from Hampton University in 1938 majoring
                                    in Nursing
She was in the Military in 1943
She had no children and never married
 
 
[Comment from Kwesi - theblacklist.com]
Carlos Cooks stated that "The culture of a people is best manifested by the homage they pay to those who led
                                    with dedication and devotion to freedom and cause." Mother Franklin stood a giant among men and champion for our CAUSE.
 
Sincerely, 
 
The Ghana Nkwanta Project

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Together we will work to build and develop the “LAND GIFT’ that was given for the betterment of all Afrikans. This LAND GIFT will be the INHERITANCE for all yet unborn Afrikan children to inherit. No longer will any Afrikan ever again in or outside of Afrika ever be LANDLESS AND HOMELESS ever again!!!