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My Muslim Uncle & Childhood Lessons on Tolerance

On a day I remember to be like any other, perhaps while watching Nickelodeon and sitting too close to the TV, my uncle arrived home from college. He had just graduated and had converted to Islam. He had a new name. “Call me Uncle Amin”, he told my cousin and me. When we’d forget and say “Uncle Andre” over and over again, he would ignore us until we got it right. My uncle would go on to g...


Considering Freedom During Black History Month: Our Incomplete Project at Home and Abroad

Guest Blog by Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 1865 It is certainly fitting that during Black History Month 2015, we ...


Black History Month – Whose Story Is Missing?

Guest Blogger Davida Lindsay-Harewood: It is impossible to teach the true history of the US without including Africans and African Americans.  There were Africans on Columbus’ journey of exploration of the Americas.  Africans were present in the early settlements in Jamestown and other colonies.  Every war this county has fought included people of African descent from the War of Independen...


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