As I work on genealogy, I'm learning more about historical timelines and ways to connect the dots between different events. Understanding our ancestral legacies is a powerful way to strategize around how we can create necessary change. Narratives about what we want are important because our stories will document how we can achieve positive outcomes. As Maya Angelou wisely told us: When you know better, you do better. We are doing better as we learn more and more about who we really are: Free.