LOL. Here, the little girls write papers about Diana Ross. Most women her age in Detroit (the little girls' grandmas) despise "Diane Ross". Yet, Sojurner Truth lived in Battle Creek after she escaped from slavery and is a much more interesting historical figure, there are at least two churches in downtown Detroit that were final stops on the Underground Railroad, and numerous other truly historical african-american people and places in the area to write about.
My whole problem with how a lot of educators teach black history is that they totally take it out of the context of american history, when it should be incorporated into the overall story. It confuses kids to take people and events out of their times and not address other things that were happening in the same era. You can't discuss the civil war without discussing the industrial revolution, for example. The north's win had a lot to do with their industrial development and the south's agriculturally-based economy.
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