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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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Jona McReynolds


My discovery of African-American history came out of necessity and self-preservation. I am ...

Marcus Robinson


My mother was born and raised in and all black town called Mound Bayou in Mississippi. She ...

Anthony Ryan


The hyperlink associated with this link details my family history research starting with ...


Carolyn Davenport-Moncel


Watching episode two of "The African Americans" with my two daughters here in Lausanne, ...


Jessie Affelder


I grew up in Washington, DC. and went to the March and heard MLK. My mother was very ...

Gail Howard-Johnson


As a sophomore in high school, my history teacher started taking me and a few other ...



During the mid to late 60's I learned a few of my civil rights lessons at our family ...



I learned about accomplishments and struggles of African Americans through black history ...

William Ford

I am a 56 year old male who was born in 1957 on a farm in Dillon, South Carolina. When I ...

Brenda Harvey


A great deal of what I learned about our history cane from a book called "Great Negroes ...

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