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Sheryl Davis-Cornick

My first lessons in Black History was from my family, my Grandmother in particular gave a very vivid picture of the South. Born in 1908, she shared stories that were told to her of Reconstruction. We were also told of a woman only known as Mua on my maternal grandfather’s side who was twelve years old when slavery was abolished. My Grandmother had a third grade education, she told us how the children wished for rain so they wouldn’t have to work the fields and could go to school. She taught herself to read using the Bible and taught herself to sew ad cook. There is so much that is missing, but from what I have been told I pass on to my children to instill a sense of purpose and determination through adverse circumstances.