This chapter describes how Brenda Elaine Stevenson disliked history as a child, and the reasons why she thought she did. Stevenson grew up in a small, typical southern town in segregated Virginia where there stood a huge Confederate memorial in the middle of downtown. Blacks and whites there were as separate as “the five fingers” of the hand. Stevenson attended public schools—at that time, some of the worst in the nation—and recounts that in the fifth grade, they had neither a library, laboratory, musical instruments, nor art supplies. They did, however, have marvelous black teachers who really cared about their education. Thankfully, their schools were not among the many that closed in Virginia to prevent mandatory integration.
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