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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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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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I feel sick and weak watching this. Mamie Till is an amazing woman.
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Not until college.
 
The black history section of the history book in highschool was only one chapter.
 
1/2 was about MLK no mention of Malcolm X
1/4 Harriet Tubman
1/4 Frederick Douglass
 
I plan to supplement my daughter's public school teachings with you know....the truth
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