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The Mother of Humanity® Revered Ancestors Circle, under The Mother of Humanity®
Monument Foundation, Inc., pays tribute to the remarkable contributions, wisdom, and
achievements of those who have transitioned. Its purpose is to uphold their memory and
enduring legacy, serving as a bridge connecting the past to the present. By doing so, the Circle
ensures that the values, traditions, and knowledge of these revered ancestors remain cherished
and celebrated.

Qevin Oji

May 23, 1962 – November 25, 2009


Author, filmmaker, playwright, artist. A bridge-builder who introduced the Mother of Humanity® to Terryl Watkins, President of WLCAC in 1995, and changed a possibility into a reality.

Williams Medou Ava

October 18, 1949 – January 16, 2021


Cameroonian architect, head of Building & Business Corp. Concept designer of the MoH® in the center of Africa and spreading to the four corners of the world, as well as the African Cultural Pavilions for the MoH® Africa Project.

Prof. Runoko Rashidi

August 16, 1954 – August 2, 2021


Author, lecturer and traveler. The 21st Century’s most accomplished researcher of African history in the diaspora. Long-time advisor on the MoH® Monument in Watts, CA, and the MoH® Project in Africa.

Terryl Watkins

May 30, 1947 – July 28, 2022


President of the Watts Labor Community Action Committee in 1995. Terryl Watkins looked to rebuild the Watts community after the 1992 L.A. riots by expanding the mission of WLCAC to include tourism. Her vision has made the Mother of Humanity® a landmark attraction in Los Angeles.

Luther Pompey

July 10, 1943 – August 13, 2022


Martial arts master, jazz musician, author. Chief collaborator in the building and unveiling of the original 16 ft. Mother of Humanity® on May 11, 1996 in Watts, CA.

Papa Biji

1969 – April 20, 2023


Chief representative of the Baka people in Cameroon. In 2016 he revealed his people’s knowledge of the cosmic cycles of time that foretold the coming of the MoH® thousands of years ago.

Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber

January 6, 1946 – May 11, 2023


African scholar and researcher of the African presence in Mexico and South America. A passionate, decade long tour guide for visitors to the MoH® monument at WLCAC in Watts, CA.


September 30, 1961 – February 17. 2024

Humanitarian, healer, martial artist, traveler. Brother Baka, a master bridge-builder across continents, and a visionary who introduced the Mother of Humanity® Monument Project to Cameroon, West Africa in 2015.