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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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Nicole Avery

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Dr. Gates,Thank you for affording the world the comprehensive data supplied in The ...

Kathleen O'Connor Wang

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When I was a freshman in college I took speech as an elective and found Sojourner Truth's ...

Jacquelyn Stephens-Ramsey

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I grew up in Sacramento and remember reading in the 4th grade in my history book one ...

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GLORIA BROWN

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I am the current day, NAACP President of Madera County, CA 93637, and my Mother's Family ...

Lonnie DeWitt

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My story is chronicled in my published book, "A Ghostly Rein of a Terror - iN tHE cAR", ...

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Diane Blackmon - Bailey

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Lost History Hunter Diane Blackmon-BaileyThis story begins with my quest to trace my ...

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Vivian Rankin-Scales

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Being a child of the 60's, I remember not having access to many written resources about my ...

Carolyn Johnson

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I learned a lot of history from my grandmother and my mother. History as taught in the ...

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Carolyn Towler-Johnson

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My grandmother is the beautiful woman in the middle. We found out the name of our ancestor ...

Barbara Schram

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I grew up in New York City in the 40s and 50s in a totally white neighborhood. I had a ...

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Ida Cochrane

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Growing up, how did I learn about the accomplishments and struggle of African Americans. ...

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Carolyn Towler-Johnson

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My grandmother is the beautiful woman in the middle. We found out the name of our ancestor ...

Robert Goins

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In 2001, I began the journey of learning my family history. The generation before me ...

decarlo wilson

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my story is quite simple. mr. gates please stop referring to our ancestors by the label ...

Mary Gray

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Born 1954 in Louisiana and schooled in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the sixties I experienced a ...

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Damali Najuma Smith

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Growing up, I did not learn in a class or in books about the struggles of African ...

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R. Califa Calloway

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It'd be an unforgettable comment by one of my beloved Community Matriarchs that'd remark ...

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J Taylor

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I learned about African American history through my parents and God parents. They were ...

Bernice Boddie

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The volume Virginia Kaleidoscope covered my family's multinational roots showing me that I ...

Edna Coleman

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I grew up in the South, small town in Louisiana, Crowley, Louisiana. My great grandmother, ...

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