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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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Eunita Johnson


My 6th, 7th, and 8th grade grammer school teacher, in Chicago, IL, taught Black history to ...

John C. Coney, 1848-1924 Magnolia MS

Alice Player


If only I could go back and NOW pay attention to the stories that were shared with me when ...

Stevenson Elem School

Renee Prewitt


I was a fifth grader at James McCosh Public School in Chicago and we went on a field trip ...

Margaret Woodbury


Our family has researched our history/genealogy plus genetic confirmation of our African ...

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