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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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Dennis Dickey

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I'm glad that we have a half-black person in office. I say this, because, and I ask this ...

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Ahmad Daniels

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I was a U.S. Marine stationed in Millington, TN, in January of 1967. I put on my uniform ...

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Debra Mitchell

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I learned from my grandparents, and other family who worked hard for freedom through being ...

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Debra Mitchell

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Our African American family history was taught, and lived by my grandparents who were ...

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Kurt Rex Cooper

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When I first read about Somersett's case it shook my concept of America's founding and ...

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