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Bly, Antonio T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The pursuit of literacy is a central theme in the history of African Americans in the United States. In the Western tradition, as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and others have observed, people of African descent have been written out of "culture" because they have been identified with oral traditions. In that setting, literacy signifies both…
Descriptors: African Americans, Oral Tradition, War, Educational History