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We Aren't Who We Think We Are

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Collage of images of the Donnella family, dating back three generations.

LA Johnson

Every family has a myth about who they are and where they came from. And there are a lot of reasons people tell these stories. Sometimes it's to make your family seem like they were part of an important historical event. Other times, it's to hide something that is too painful to talk about. That last point can be especially true for African American families.

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