Yo-Yo had never heard of Ji Cang or any of the ancestors whose lives are chronicled in the genealogy.
It was a rupture in our genealogy that came to serve as a metaphor for larger losses in black history.
Likely, it has to do with history of genealogy or mythology or all of the above.
early 14c., "line of descent, pedigree, descent," from Old French genealogie (12c.), from Late Latin genealogia "tracing of a family," from Greek genealogia, from genea "generation, descent" (see genus) + -logia (see -logy). An Old English word for it was folctalu, literally "folk tale." Meaning "study of family trees" is from 1768.
genealogy ge·ne·al·o·gy (jē'nē-ŏl'ə-jē, -āl'-, jěn'ē-)
A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.