remembering events

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Living on an All Black Campus Vanessa Barela Ms. Stewart-Langley English 111-02 Audience: classmates Purpose: to inform October 12, 2004
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Diversity is something everyone thinks that they know something about, but truly have not experienced. Living in New Mexico I thought I knew what a diverse culture is, but in the summer of 2003, I learned what it really is. I was pulled from a pool of 2,300 applicants to fill 60 internship positions for NASA Student High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). I was assigned to North Carolina Agricultural and Technology State University in Greensboro, a mouthful of words that let me know I was going someplace different. North Carolina A&T SU is an historically black university with great history; the first black men to hold a sit-in protest went to school there. I was an intern at that university. I flew to get there and as soon as I arrived I knew I was far from New Mexico. There were dense trees lining the streets, water freely available, humidity so thick I could hardly breathe, and a new southern culture. I was thrown into a
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