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Pamela Lewis

“If Italians can know about Italians, why can’t Negroes know about Negroes?” I remember my third grade teacher forcefully asking my class back in the early 1960s. She assigned us to do current events reports about the Civil Rights Movement and to keep a notebook about the events and the acts of prominent African Americans. Therefore, I would credit that forthright teacher with my beginning awareness of the African American presence and role in our nation’s history. As a teacher and as a naturally inquiring person, my knowledge and understanding of African American history has grown, not only through reading and discussion with other like-minded people, but also from watching some of the many fine programs which have been broadcast on PBS.