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@MUschoolofEduca @monmouthu #thread When I started the program, I had just moved to Manalapan. On many mornings, I would wake up before 5am to pick vegetables for my family and church. It is hard to believe, but agricultural work was a major part of my community's life in the early 1980s. /1
@MUschoolofEduca @monmouthu I attended @ranneyschool, so I saw that other families did not do what we did every day. I was also aware of how much my family relied on civil and military service to make ends meet. /2
@MUschoolofEduca @monmouthu @ranneyschool Being black in western Monmouth County, there was an assumption that we were poor, had always been poor, and would likely always be poor. Access to the #BlackBrainBelt from Red Bank to Belmar changed those ideas. /3
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