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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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John Sibley Butler

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This series is a disgrace to the self-help tradition of Black Americans. Over 100 private ...

bernistine williams

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I learned about African American History by living in the time of integration. As ...

DeBra Edwards

DeBra Edwards

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I remember being one of the first students to integrate Beltsville Elementary in ...

betty at cla

Betty Taylor-Thompson

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Because my mother and aunt went to Fisk University in Nashville, TN, during the 1920s, I ...

Donna Iglesias

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First of all, I would like to thank PBS & Henry Louis Gates Jr. because this ...

Lenora Walter

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Over the years I have become more intrigued with my black heritage. Now that I am older, I ...

great gma and paw (Alice &cappy)

Darleen Colette Armour

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I started researching my family tree about 6 years ago and got hooked after I did my ...

Hattie and Monroe, brother & sister

Pamela Singleton

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I never thought that I would be researching my family history until my cousin Bertha ...

Terrence Garnett

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I was raised by both of my parents (they've been married for 33 years) and knew three of ...

Nancy Parker

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As a quintessential (white) baby boomer, I never learned anything about African American ...

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Sheron Bruno

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To be very honest, I don't remember learning much about the accomplishments of African ...

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