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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ThoughtCouture Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 16 2013 at 7:30am
i actually first learned of emmett till at home...but also in school...chicago public school, that is.

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^^yes we were taught about Emmett in school too. Though that wasn't the first I'd learned about it, they at least covered that but not much else.
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thanks alias... i've wanted to know more about this case
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though I hated it, I did learn a lot about my history from the all black girl scout troop I was in

my mom took me out of the all white one at my school and put in me in the one at the historic black church near where we lived

we discussed our history often and went on a few trips that were center around black history
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Originally posted by morenaloca morenaloca wrote:

Emmett Till's story has haunted me since I first read about it in middle school.
Same, I remember reading about it in depth and til this day that story has haunted me.
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That's a damn shame! American school system is a joke!
I'm British and I know about Emmet Till
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


white dont give a damn about our story.... never will
This.  We go to school to learn about white folks accomplishments..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sistagal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 16 2013 at 3:18pm
Originally posted by Missvw Missvw wrote:

Originally posted by morenaloca morenaloca wrote:

Emmett Till's story has haunted me since I first read about it in middle school.
Same, I remember reading about it in depth and til this day that story has haunted me.


I learnt about it on here a while back. The documentary touched on sooooo many subject my heart was racing. It's a shame... Life is a shame. Sometimes.
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Originally posted by Naturalchick30 Naturalchick30 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


white dont give a damn about our story.... never will

This.  We go to school to learn about white folks accomplishments..


Back in Africa we used to learn medieval history. I knew all about the British royals & that junk. Just to move to the UK & they asked me if I spoke African. Kmt. I knew all about them & they had no idea...

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