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    i can: the origin of Afr-i-can Amer-i-can

    Few people know the true origin of the term African American as it is used today. Jessie Jackson, Ramona Edelin and others have been credited erroneously with the term's creation. But, the real story goes back to 1981 and the Infantry Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. There a 28 year old enlistee by the name of Johnny Duncan saw a sign that inspired him to write, six years later, the poem that renamed a people. "The last 4 letters of my heritage (African) and my creed (African) spell "I CAN". The rest is Afr-i-can Amer-i-can History! b00jnj0otg

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