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African-American history has played an integral role in the shaping of politics, economics, and culture in the United States. Growing up, how did you learn about the accomplishments and struggles of African Americans? Were you in a classroom? Reading a book? Talking with relatives or friends? How has your understanding or knowledge of African-American history changed and/or developed over time? What do you think is the most effective way to pass along this rich and growing history to future generations?
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As a child, living on the east side of Buffalo, NY, with a single mother, I was distinctly ...

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Dr. Gates- I am the eldest of the fourth generation of immigrant great grandparents. ...

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Professor Gates thank you for Many Rivers to Cross. I grew up in the segregated south of ...

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I grew up in a small N.C. town, Mocksville. My grandmother Allie, my parents, Rev. Luther ...

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