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Jul 25th

Obama says the history of slavery should be taught in all U.S. schools

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barack_obama(Taylor Media Services) President Obama said in an interview last week that even though, or because, it is such “a terrible part” of American history the slavery endured by the ancestors of African Americans should be taught “in a meaningful way” in all U.S. schools.

In the interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Obama added “the lessons of slavery must never be forgotten.” The interview came shortly after he returned from his week-long international trip which included a visit to a West Africa castle in Ghana where European slave traders shipped tens of thousands of Africans to the Americas and the Caribbean. Observers said the president was visibly moved by the visit.

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