thank you for your welcome
I'am female, 38 years old and from Bavaria. For about 22 years ago I was on my first visit in the USA. There we visited the sister of my dad who married an African American and immigrated to the USA. With them we travelled in a mobile home through Washington State for about 5 weeks. It was a very wonderful time.
In Germany there was no much information about the African American History at school, so I never really thought about. But in the news Apartheid was quite mentioned, I started to try to get informed, bought books about it and became something like a member of the ANC, so I got more first hand information. My first book about African American History here in Germany was 'Roots'.
I was in the States three more times, the last trip was through southern States. There I bought some books and this started my interest in your history. With internet it's much more easier now to get information.
(English isn't my first language, I hope it's not too bad