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‘Black History Isn’t Treated as American History’

By LaGarrett J. King — February 24, 2021 1 min read
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Black history is treated as something separate and apart from American history, argues high school student-activist Lauryn Donovan. In a conversation with the University of Missouri’s LaGarrett J. King, she explains what it feels like not to see yourself in literature, history, or your school’s teaching staff.

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