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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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kim mccall


I learned from my grandmother and mother about our history. In highschool I took Black ...

Vicky Foster


This is the story of my husband, Silas Foster. He wants to learn more of his family. His ...

Lola Belinda Sampson-Franks James


Dr. Gates, I would love for you to come to NC and to the New Hanover County Public Library ...

Shante Anderson


I only learned the bare minimum in school. My family moved to NC from Maryland when I was ...

Russell Edwards


I have heard that my great grandfather, William (Runna) Harvey, used to teach reading and ...

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Diane Curry McClinton


This is a pic of my grandmother my mom's mother Annie B. Patton Warrior at about 18 years ...

Lenora Helm Hammonds


I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, and my childhood there traversed the 60's and ...


Candi Taylor-Jeter


Born in Guilford County, North Carolina, in 1888 & 1890 this lovely duo is Marvin ...

Ronda Chappelle


My mother. I was born in '72. As long as I can remember we had Ebony and Jet magazines in ...

Vanessa Newton


I learned about my African American history through my Great Grand Parents, Grand Parents, ...


Luckie Daniels


Growing up I was blessed to learn African American and family heritage from the elders of ...

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