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Mary Lee Brady, Ph.D.

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Nancy Lee was one of hundreds of thousands of enlightened and educated African-Americans born after slavery who had an opportunity to listen and learn from family members and others who had been ex-slaves.   Her experiences were not unusual for gifted and talented youth.  Despite the misgivings of many later day self-described superiors living in America and Germany after the two world wars, ... most ex-slaves had excellent recall abilities regarding their own life experiences. 

The audacity of Professor Stanley Elkins was not simply his wrong conclusions about abolitionists and slaves; but, also the absence of knowledge and opinions among African-American scholars every bit his equal and peer on all matters, ... excepting perhaps his own ancestral experiences.  

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