To include such omitted aspects into the grade school black studies curriculum is a vital step in the general elimination of all these detrimental effects. It's because it would give the majority of the African American students a better understanding of themselves and would help free their minds of the programming.
I couldn't agree with you more, nat55!!
And unfortunately, this omission is not just from grade school learning ... but our real, true history is written out of MOST of the history books at ALL grade levels!! You'd be surprised how many "African American Studies" courses still fail to look at slavery in any kind of real way.
And yes ... our children suffer from not knowing their culture and heritage. I think it's one of the main reason so many of our youngun's have so little respect for themselves (or anybody else, for that matter!!) these days.