Memorizing Project - learning a poem answers questions

Memorizing Project

Just as African kids did so long ago, you can also learn pieces of poetry or Quran verses or Bible verses or readings from the Torah by heart. Pick something that is meaningful to you and learn the whole thing. Recite what you learned in front of your family or your class or your church or mosque or synagogue.

More about African People

Bibliography and further reading:

Egyptian People
Islamic People
Indian People
Slavery in the United States
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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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