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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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Lenora Helm Hammonds

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

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Sheryl Corke

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On the eve of the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, I must say that my ...

Carla McDonald

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I recently wrote that I learn about African American history from my grandparents I forgot ...

Beverly Steele

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40 acres & a mule- I live where freed slaves’ descendants still own their 40 acres. ...

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Dawn McKenzie

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

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 ...

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Candi Taylor-Jeter

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

Martha Hardy-Sanders

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I was always asking questions when I was a little girl because I wanted to know or I ...

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Tomie Shabazz

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Share a story of growing up is a story of many memories that were taken for granted by ...

Barbara Schram

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I grew up in New York City in the 40s and 50s in a totally white neighborhood. I had a ...

Carla McDonald

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I learned about African American history from my late grandparents Edgar and Susie ...

sheryl davis-cornick

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My first lessons in Black History was from my family, my Grandmother in particular gave a ...

Giovannia PledgeJohnson

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I am the paternal grand-daughter of Dr.Carlton B.Goodlett. He was very instrumental in the ...

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As a black American who is able to trace back nine generations in New England I find it a ...

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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 ...

Clifford Williams

Hello my name is Clifford A. Williams. My knowledge of black history comes from first my ...

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Nancy Ceballos

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I spent my formative years in Boston where I was born. My Aunt married a biracial man when ...

Julia Lee

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I am Korean-American. I was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Korean immigrants who ...

Paige Thompson

I am white, and for most of my upbringing, grew up in a predominately white town during ...

Steven Moore

I grew up in N.Y.C. and my father was a photographer who shot a lot of civil rights ...

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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 ...

Anthony Ryan

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The hyperlink associated with this link details my family history research starting with ...

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Carolyn Davenport-Moncel

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Watching episode two of "The African Americans" with my two daughters here in Lausanne, ...

Sophia Nelson

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It wasn't until my freshman year in college (Bowie State University, year 2000), that I ...

Deborah Dawson

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I began to learne about the African American experience from my family and from teachers ...

Shereen Hart

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All was not "warm and fuzzy" in west Georgia in the mid-1960s. I grew up in a family and ...

steven moore

Mr. Crawford is a distant relative of mine, my grandmother told me this story. The ...

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