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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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Beatrice Hunter

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I attended elementary school in Lynchburg, Virginia during the early fifties. In the fifth ...

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Beatrice Hunter

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In the late 80s after having watched the "Roots" serial, a thought occurred to me to leave ...

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Beatrice Hunter

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As long as I can remember, I have heard stories of Rosa Parks and her heroic fight for ...

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