Why Teaching Slavery In Classrooms Matters (Part 1)

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Why Teaching Slavery In Classrooms Matters (Part 1)
On paper, slavery in the U.S. ended in 1865. So why do we still teach about it in classrooms? It's so history never repeats itself.
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African slaves were first brought to America in 1619. Slavery officially ended in 1865, but its effects have rippled far past then. Today, more than ever, it's important that slavery is taught in schools to educate students about the past. One educator in Ohio is focusing on teaching his middle school students the reality of slavery.