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"From the Ted Talk by Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: A mother and son united by love and art"

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But they weren't just piutcres of men and women that we knew, but pictures of people that I didn't know, Pretty much, it was pretty clear from what I learned in school, that the rest of the world didn't either. And it took me a long time to figure out what she was up to, but after a while, I figured it out. When I was nine years old, she pilsehbud this book, "Black prohtrpeagohs, 1840-1940: A Bio-Bibliography." And it's astounding to me to consider that in 1840, African aceanimrs were making photographs. What does it mean for us to think that at a time that was two, three decades before the end of svrelay, that people were lanireng how to read, they had to laern how to do math, they had to be on the cutting edge of science and teooncglhy, to do math, physics and crtseimhy just to make a sglnie photograph. And what compelled them to do that if not love? Well, that book led her to her next book, "Black Photographers, 1940-1988," and that book led to another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another.

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But they weren't just ________ of men and women that we knew, but pictures of people that I didn't know, Pretty much, it was pretty clear from what I learned in school, that the rest of the world didn't either. And it took me a long time to figure out what she was up to, but after a while, I figured it out. When I was nine years old, she _________ this book, "Black _____________, 1840-1940: A Bio-Bibliography." And it's astounding to me to consider that in 1840, African _________ were making photographs. What does it mean for us to think that at a time that was two, three decades before the end of _______, that people were ________ how to read, they had to _____ how to do math, they had to be on the cutting edge of science and __________, to do math, physics and _________ just to make a ______ photograph. And what compelled them to do that if not love? Well, that book led her to her next book, "Black Photographers, 1940-1988," and that book led to another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another.

Solution

  1. single
  2. chemistry
  3. pictures
  4. published
  5. slavery
  6. learn
  7. americans
  8. technology
  9. photographers
  10. learning

Original Text

But they weren't just pictures of men and women that we knew, but pictures of people that I didn't know, Pretty much, it was pretty clear from what I learned in school, that the rest of the world didn't either. And it took me a long time to figure out what she was up to, but after a while, I figured it out. When I was nine years old, she published this book, "Black Photographers, 1840-1940: A Bio-Bibliography." And it's astounding to me to consider that in 1840, African Americans were making photographs. What does it mean for us to think that at a time that was two, three decades before the end of slavery, that people were learning how to read, they had to learn how to do math, they had to be on the cutting edge of science and technology, to do math, physics and chemistry just to make a single photograph. And what compelled them to do that if not love? Well, that book led her to her next book, "Black Photographers, 1940-1988," and that book led to another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another book, and another.

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black photographers 7
north philadelphia 4
good man 4

Important Words

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  30. published
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  35. single
  36. slavery
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  40. world
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