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Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind youth God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his word.

Now let’s dress our bodies like we dress our souls, EVERYDAY!


“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you your elders, and they will tell you.” Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV


Growing up I did not know much about my family history or my maiden name, CUDJO. In my mind I believed if you had that name you had to be related. People could not say it or spell it right. I was often asked how did I get that name. Over the years and through better technology I was able to learn a lot about that side of my family trees. This is just half of my Genealogy on my fathers side from out of the state of Oklahoma. My great-great-great-great-great…grandfather was King Cudjo. He married Rebecca Johnson. They had 4 children, John, Sam, Ned, and Matilda. I am from the line of Sam.

King Cudjo, the Interpreter and GuideĀ 

by Hanna Anderson

Cudjo, also nicknamed “King Cudjo”, was an important yet controversial Black Seminole at the time of the Seminole Wars. He was instrumental as a guide and interpreter for the US government, which resulted in some ill-feelings among the other Seminoles. Yet, his family remained an integral part of the Seminole community and moved to Oklahoma with the others. The majority of the Cudjo and Cudjoe families that live in the US today are direct descendants of this man and his children

I am apart of the Seminole Tribe that was formed back in Florida that traveled on the trail of tears that moved to Oklahoma going back to 1761. My relatives includes, Barkus, Bruner, Carolina, Davis, Dennis, Dindy, Grayson, Jackson, Lotty/Lottie, Payne, and Pompey. That’s just part of who I am, now who are you?

If you hadn’t done so in awhile you might want to take sometime to learn about your family history, the who and where you come from. One of my favorite things to do is look at pictures and talk to older family members who can share what they remember. What a blessing it is to have our seniors to tell us more about us. When my daughter was younger we had to do a family tree for one of her classes, it had us all off into a discovery about our diverse family. How far can you go back?

If you go to my authors webpage I have another fun facts about my maiden name Cudjo.

Remember we are each others keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when you are helping them up.