Memorizing Project - learning a poem
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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.

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Islamic People
Indian People
Slavery in the United States
Ancient Africa
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter.
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