EWS 201 Reflection - John H. Clarke - EWS 201 Humber One...

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EWS 201 Humber One day in EWS 201, an “African-American Experience” class, the professor popped in a video of one of her favorite people, ensuring us an enriching experience. The video comes on, the title and credits pass, and just as announced in class we start to listen and view the life of John Henrik Clarke. This man had lived a long, strong, and eventful life. Through out his life he has searched for the history of African history in and out of America, ignoring the false testimony that African’s, our people, do not have a history or a past. Receiving most of his knowledge from books, he didn’t cease to amaze me once for the duration of the video. By the end of the class session, I had realized how brilliant this man truly is. Despite his disability and age, he still appeared lively and witty. Clarke left me in agreement after saying, “Black tells you how you look, but not who you are.” This statement only shows off a little of why I respect him. He is saying that even though then
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  • Spring '05
  • Humber
  • African diaspora, African People, John Henrik Clarke

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