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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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James Daniels


I am a 69 year old Black Man, whose first encounter with racism occurred when I was 3 or 4 ...

bernadette teague


I live in Jacksonville, FL, where we have a high school named after N.B.Forrest. When I ...

Elaine Burnett


I was raised by Catholic nuns in a children's home, and went to a private Catholic school. ...


Zainab Saddique M.Ed.


I learned about the struggles of African Americans for the first time in my home with my ...

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