Water Symbolizes?



In the 50's to 60's of the Civil Rights movement water was the weapon of choice. The strategy by police- target Black & even white, peaceful protestors with dogs and high powered water hoses. 


In poor, mostly black, rural community of Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana has struggled with aging infrastructure and deteriorating water quality. Residents, have been told not to use their water taps. Now, bottled water is being utilized. Sounds familiar to Klint, Michigan.


In Africa to the Caribbean, many walk miles to fetch water from wells or open sources.

Countries as Cape Code, South Africa almost ran out of water, but officials devised very strict limits on it’s citizens. Minimizing water use proved successful. 


Beginning in 711 A.D., the Black Moors ruled Spain for 800 years, introducing public baths. 


For many African, or Afro-Caribbean religions the elder pours libations, honoring ancestors  and calling the ancestors to attend. 


In America to Africa, and Afro-Caribbean religions, water is held to high esteem. It’s crucial to a religious ritual as baptism, or bathing, washing, drinking, or as a sacrifice.

Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water. 

Water is basic to physical and spiritual life, symbolizing purification, rebirth, and fertility. This concept continues to play a significant role..

Water provides nourishment for the human body, animals and plant life. Many can say without it, we cease to live. Then how is it that water, a free gift for the planet is being privatized? 

Something to think about!


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Resources Links:

1. https://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs/95760/religion-and-water

2. https://africanholocaust.net/african-libation/

3. https://www.waterschool.com/the-problem 4. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/cape-town-was-90-days-away-from-running-out-of-water-heres-how-it-averted-the-crisis/

5. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/06/this-louisiana-town-has-a-serious-problem-with-lead-in-its-water-it-wont-be-the-only-one-this-year/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CI'm%20pretty%20sure%20God,infrastructure%20and%20deteriorating%20water%20quality.&text=Residents%2C%20who%20have%20been%20told,water%20provided%20by%20the%20state.



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