Welcome! I’m Anna.
I spent my teaching and administrative career of forty-six years all at one HBCU (historically black college and university). I have written about my experience, especially the early part, and I’m still in the process of learning more about black people’s experiences.
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It’s human nature to draw conclusions about other people based on our own experiences or on what we’re heard or read.
But every human, every family, every neighborhood is unique. We can never fully understand another person’s experience or point of view. We can, however, enlarge our understanding of and compassion for others if we learn more about them.
That’s the reason for my forthcoming book on my first four years teaching at the college now known as Fort Valley State University. The title is LOOKING FOR JAZZ: A Memoir about the Black College and Southern Town That Changed My Life.
That’s also the reason for this website—to share about things that can enhance our perspectives.
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