AMS Reflection 1 - Alexsis Kempin-Ellis J Joines AMS...

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Alexsis Kempin-Ellis J. Joines AMS 201-005 08/31/2015 Since the very beginning of my education I have always learned what my school system taught me about my African American culture, not knowing I was actually learning less than I should know. In elementary school, my school had a district wide “Black History Bee”, only 4 th and 5 th graders were allowed to participate. You were given a list of at least 100+ facts about certain African Americans such as, Madame CJ Walker, George Washington Carver, etc. It was set up in a Spelling Bee way, where you were told the fact and had to name the person they were talking about. I took home 3 rd and 5 th in my two years. This helped me learn some interesting facts about people I would have no idea about. Throughout middle school, we learned about the Civil War at least every year and I now believe this to be my favorite War subject. I understood slavery and how the white man
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