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?
I have heard that my great grandfather, William (Runna) Harvey, used to teach reading and writing to people in the Hickory Hill, Greenpond, SC community, when it was for the most part still “illegal.”