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Letter "B" » Barbara Jean Washington Quotes
«I would say making information about black history more available for teachers has improved. However, how it's dispensed is up to the schools. I'd say things have changed in that regard, but not enough.»
«Slavery was something people in the country thought they needed. America was more an agricultural country, and somebody had to work the farms. They tried the Indians, but they knew the country and ran. Indentured slaves were white and could blend in. Do you think black people stood out, that they looked different?»
«That's right, they did. So if they tried to run away, they could more easily be found.»
«A teacher always has to make the effort. Whether it's Chicano history or any other. We don't want to go back to the way things were, back when black kids got hand-me-down text books after white kids had used them ? if they got textbooks at all.»