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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Kan. State University Professor Gets to the Root of Genealogical Tree

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- An African proverb states "To know the future you must first know the past." As a high school student at Wichita East High School, Thirkelle Howard didn't know her past. Even worse, she didn't know she didn't know. Howard, an instructor and coordinator of multicultural programs in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, was the only student of color in a social science class at the high school. She was given an assignment by her instructor to complete a genealogy chart of her family. Howard talked to her parents, but could only complete the names of her parents and grandparents. Unfortunately her parents had little knowledge of their grandparents and virtually none about their great- grandparents. Howard's grandparents and great-grandparents, who had been slaves, did not talk about their experiences or their past. Read More:


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