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Shawna Rose Brown Sean Eversley-Bradwell Introduction to African Diaspora February 26, 2008 Response 5 According to Gomez, the experience begins in Ancient Africa, not with transatlantic slave trade. Beginning the study of African studies with the transatlantic slave trade teaches the idea that Blacks have no history before slave trade began. This idea is accidently taught in many schools. I went to private school all my life until my junior year of high school. In my grade school, I remember learning about Egypt and the pharaohs and the gods, but rarely was the geography of Ancient Egypt covered. We learned about the Nile River and that it was the source of trade and water for Egypt and other countries along the river, but I was never taught where it was. I just imagined these countries floating somewhere on the map, but I never had a distinct visual image of the countries when I thought about them. More important, I was never taught the race of the Egyptians. I always pictured them as
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CSCR 106 taught by Professor Eversley-bradwell during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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