Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Black history matters

The injustices are real, but so are the contributions

Pharmaceutical laboratory at Howard University c.1900, Washington, D.C. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress 6/22/20, <www.loc.gov/item/2002695671/>.

Several years ago, I remarked to a fellow teacher that I hoped a certain student would study science in college. This student learned the concepts so quickly that he was always a step ahead of the lesson. The way his science teacher responded broke my heart. She spoke gently, as if wanting to let me down easy: “These students aren’t going to college,” she said.

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