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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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Attached is a picture of my great great grandfather Ned. He was born in 1828 to an ...

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CALVIN HORTON

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Greetings. I am Calvin Horton, I was born in  Enfield, NC, during the Jim Crow days. I am ...

Michelle Hoggard

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In middle school I had a Black American history teacher who would show the class slavery ...

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Corliss Latta-Dreher

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As a child born in the South, but raised in Newark, NJ, I almost feel like my parents ...

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Tamika Lawson

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Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, I learned about the accomplishments and struggles of ...

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Dawn McKenzie

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I learned about the accomplishments and struggles through a plethora of activities and ...

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Beatrice Hunter

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I attended elementary school in Lynchburg, Virginia during the early fifties. In the fifth ...

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Beatrice Hunter

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In the late 80s after having watched the "Roots" serial, a thought occurred to me to leave ...

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Beatrice Hunter

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As long as I can remember, I have heard stories of Rosa Parks and her heroic fight for ...

Lauren Wanveer

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Growing up in Virginia in the 1980s I was told most slave owners were benevolent and ...

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Deborah L. Parker

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Growing up, African American history was part of my life in many ways. Coming of age in ...

Eugenia Russell

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The United Martin Family has traced its first African ancestor. Her slave name was Traci ...

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Kent Boone

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When I was growing in the 70's we had anything in our history books about the African ...

Nick Brown

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Growing up I learned about major accomplishments such as the Civil Rights Act, MLK's ...

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Melissa Paige

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If I may refer to you as Dr. Gates. The way I learned of the accomplishments of African ...

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