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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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Paula

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Dear Prof. Gates,My understanding and appreciation of African American cultures comes ...

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Melva Florance

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I have always known that I walked on the shoulders of my ancestors because I grew up ...

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Ghana White

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My knowledge of our history was taught to me by my parents. Also at freedom school on ...

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