Edited by Azizi Powell [Revised August 6, 2016] This is Part II of a three part series on the use of wooden canes (kanes)* in the performing arts traditions of certain historically Black Greek lettered fraternities & sororities. For the sake of this series, these comments have been assigned a consecutive number, starting with Post I and continuing in Post II. t=15583&page=6 Comment #11: Mekka_NUPE, Location: Bloomington, IN "Kappa Kanes The use of walking sticks and canes may very well date back to centuries B. to the times when shepherds would tend to their flocks.
Part I & Part II of this series presents selected comments from a Greekchat discussion forum about the origin, history, and contemporary performances with canes in certain historically Black Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. In alphabetical order, those organizations are Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.(Kappas), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The content of this post is presented for historical, folkloric, and cultural purposes. These comments are posted in chronological order with the earliest comments posted first.
This ties into the early roots of Christianity and leads to the candy canes of today being striped the way they are (3 thin stripes and 1 solid stripe) to remind us of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and the blood of Christ.
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