My 9th or 10th great-grandfather, the Mohawk chief Thayendinega, also known as Joseph Brant, appeared before the court of George III and said this to his face: pic.twitter.com/Dg6c7xibm0
— Wizro (@DetroitAtDawn) January 23, 2020
My grandmother was living with her 18-year-old sister and their grandparents when her grandfather bought a Model T Ford. He drove it once and decided it wasn’t for him. Grandmother and sister refused. So my grandmother stepped up and learned to drive at age 11.
— Aunt Effie’s Icebox Cookie Recipe (@ohforpitysakes) January 22, 2020
my grandfather actively resisted Canada's genocidal acts against our people. His attempts to fight the system landed him in prison. While imprisoned he, and fellow chiefs, learned the legal means to preserve important artifacts like this pic.twitter.com/xbWE4Vd7GO— Monk E. (@tdm_now) January 23, 2020
My papa saved someone on the side of the highway while working the “worst accident of his career” as a police officer.
A young girl had her wind pipe collapsed. He used a pen to keep her “breathing” till paramedics got there.
She later graduated college with my mom.
— Witchy Riley ♿ 🔮 (@WittyApothecary) January 21, 2020
My Grandma Susanna survived walking the Trail of Tears with her new husband and their baby. Thank you, Grandma. Yakoke, anpokni. Chi hullo li.
— Hoshonti 🌩️ Honayo (@BeChoctaw) January 22, 2020
I’ve told this story before, but, when Reagan cut 40K fed gov. jobs my mom was tasked with getting rid of all “non-essential positions” in her division. She promoted everyone in her office in rank, and then made her own position “non-essential” and took early retirement. Baller. https://t.co/1QAYuy0Rlh
— Joe Biden is a Racist (@BethLynch2020) January 24, 2020
— Josie Brown (@TheOutlawJosie) January 22, 2020
An uncle of my grandfather sculpted the statue of the Holy Family of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (his name was Jaume Busquets) pic.twitter.com/REL19E75Bk
— Pere Busquets ✝ (@Pedri_009) January 22, 2020
I don't know why the bear had a hammer.— Dr. Ol' Greggorvski, MD (@Gregorvski) January 23, 2020
My great grandma survived the Armenian Genocide. Walked thousands of miles through the desert as a teenager with her dead baby brother on his back hoping he’d “wake up” eventually (didn’t happen). Dressed as a boy to avoid being taken as sex slave by turkish officials. Etc
— Shawarman 🇦🇲 (@Armo_007) January 22, 2020
My aunt fought for accessibility in the 80s/90s. She used a wheelchair as a mobility aide and would chain herself to inaccessible public busses. One time she was arrested for this, the cops were unable to transport her chair and were forced to let her go. She never backed down. pic.twitter.com/G7cH9ZJBs8
— ✨emily d’internet✨ (@emilyherself) January 23, 2020