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Author Myrlie Evers-Williams is a trailblazer as an activist for civil rights

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Chasing the Dream
Exploring Black History


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Black history offers armor for generations

When I was growing up in the segregated South, black history was a tool used to help create the suit of armor black children needed to survive and prosper.

Little did I know that the everyday lessons I got -- like walking through the doors of a school named for a black historical figure -- would be so important.

But they were. In a real sense, black history saved my life.

The following story contains excerpts from Charlayne Hunter-Gault's book, "In My Place," in which she recalls her years in elementary and high school leading up to the historic battle she and a fellow student fought to gain entry to the University of Georgia.




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