One has to look back to go forward and in these photos of the land where our American forefathers lies are the images of the old Itawamba County, Mississippi plantation where we tilled the fields under our former owners.
The Beene legacy continues on through the support, planning and prayer of family that believed in the idea of bringing family together year after year. Whether it was a bbq, a thanksgiving dinner, a ceremonial gathering, the ladies of Milwaukee continued to meet and bring family together. We are thankful for the vision of Dessie, Ida, Margaret and Rebecca Beene some 55 years ago for starting the Milkwaukee tradition.
This reunion was the historic gathering of descendants of Phillip Beene's grandchildren. This was our first time visiting the Mantachie, MS where our ancestors were held in bondage nearly two hundred years ago.
It was a capital affair that year as the Beene Family held it's reunion in the District of Columbia. While there was so much history to be explored, we continue to make history gathering year after year. Even the President wished us well