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 The government is mixed up; they donít know what to do about the worldís trouble. They donít know whether

to keep troops at home or send them abroad. Here in our homeland, the United States, there will be bloodshed

and war among the people just like it is in other countries. There will be strange armies on our homeland.




Remembering My Adult Education Students

The Learning Place Northwest (1990-1993)

By Rudolph Lewis


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On the Future

By Lenora Washington


By the year 2001, we will be eating out of packages. Our food will be instant. Canned food will be a thing of the past. By the year 2001, we could have a black President because by that time the world will be ready for one.

Women will be more able to take care of themselves. They will be more independent; they will no longer need a man to lean on to survive. I am not saying that women wonít need men because I donít think they can live without each other.

As far as technology is concerned, it will be far more advanced in many fields such as television. I think one day soon we will be able to turn on our television just by pushing a button on the wall. I also think cars will look like something out a Jetsonís movie.

Everything will work by remote control. You wonít have to lift a finger to anything because things will be so easy that people will become lazier than ever before.

Through it all, some things will be better, and some things will be worse. Crime is on the rise; people are dying in the streets. If we donít put an end to crime by the year 2001, we will be extinct. Black people are killing off each other. Unless we put God in our life, everything we worked for will all be in vain. In order for things to get better, we must put an end to crime and drugs on our streets.

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The Year of 2001

By Laverne Woolfolk


In the year of 2001, I hope there will be some drastic changes made. Now you got the younger generation killing each other over drugs. It really doesnít make sense. You got innocent little children getting killed for nothing. I really hope by then every one will wise up and donít bother with drugs. If things donít soon change, this world will be in a total uproar that we wonít be able to live in.

Just look at how our people are being destroyed by that dangerous disease called A.I.D.S. I hope that scientists invent some medication to stop the disease. If things keep going on like now by the year of 2001 or before, the disease will be like a common cold.

By the year of 2001, I picture the world to be a much peaceful place to live in. As you know there is only one GOD, and I hope everyone in the world will get together and worship GOD anywhere or in a nice church.

I also hope the government have enough money so that the poor people wonít have to suffer from the budget cuts. And as for myself, I will have a good job and living happy with my family in a nice peaceful world.

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The Future

By Linda Crumpton


In ten years from now, I believe that this world will be full of lost souls and lost minds because everything will be computerized. People just arenít preparing themselves for that. Computers will be one hundred percent of our employment.

I hope to have enough knowledge about computers stored into my brains to compete, either working to repair them or working towards forming groups to keep them from talking peopleís jobs. If computers are going to be employer and employee, then where will that leave me if I donít learn now? We wonít need a scientist or a government to do the things that they will do. Computers will do their jobs, too.

Technology will be booming because it has a lot to do with computers, also. I believe that by the year 2001 computers will even be programmed to pick a personís religion for her or him, so I probably will be praising God in my home, and that probably would be against the law.

So I believe that now is the time to get prepared for the year 2001 for the sake of myself and my children, which are the next generation. If I get prepared now, then when the year 2001 get here, Iíll be ready. I know that the world will be a beautiful place.

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The Future As I See It

By Annie Langston

Only God knows what kind of world will exist. He is the maker and creator of the world and mankind. Man has removed himself so far from Godís word and his teachings. Take for instance the scientific inventions of the egg implantation procedure used for procreation. If I wanted to conceive and for some medical reason could not, then I would look for a candidate, or surrogate mother, to carry out the procedure. Technology and computer science have improved to the point whereby a code can be entered and reveal all of a personís business.

Another problem is todayís drug activity, which is against Godís Law, in that God said, ďTrain a child in the way that is should go and, it will not depart from it.Ē Any time nine-year-old children are arrested for selling drugs, some mother did not follow Godís command. This situation does not bode well for the future.

The government is mixed up; they donít know what to do about the worldís trouble. They donít know whether to keep troops at home or send them abroad. Here in our homeland, the United States, there will be bloodshed and war among the people just like it is in other countries. There will be strange armies on our homeland.

The world will be in turmoil with sickness and affliction. There will be a shortage of food and not enough healthcare, and we wonít have enough education for our children. The people will be running to and fro trying to find help. The world will be getting worse instead of better.

The young people wonít have the knowledge of older people to survive critical times. They wonít know how to take flour and make bread, This is the reason. I see the shortage of help and no peace on this earth. It will get worse as times go on.

In the next ten years, however, I hope I will be working, making good money and have a nice home in a quiet place. I also have a strong desire to help others. As far as my children, I hope they will go to college. I also hope to go to college and be in good health.

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The World in 2001

By Linda Willis

The world in the year 2001 will be a world of computers to take the place of man. There will be more people out of work and homeless. The doctors will be able to use a machine that will tell people what is wrong with them. With technology, they will try to find ways to grow food to feed more people. Religion will be the same. Children will have to go to school more hours than the children do today. They will have to be in the house by a certain time, and this will be enforced by law. The government will be harder than it is today. I hope that I will still get a chance to take care of children.

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A Christian Future

By Marsha Hudson

The first thing I see in my future is a much better relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Iíd like to see all my Christian brothers and sisters come closer together. I want peace and love for the future, people being friends, not killing and fighting one another. I want to see an end to the generation gap, that is, mothers and daughters, parents and children becoming friends.

Iíd like to see an end to ethnic and racial conflicts. Blacks and whites must learn to love each other, to live in the same blocks, to go to the same churches, and to work together in peace and harmony. I want to end to separation in education. All our children should be in the same schools, learning together and getting the same quality of education.

I see myself as a nurse helping more people help themselves. Iíd like to do work to help babies be born free from drugs, to see that they grow up to be wonderful men and women. I hope some day to see my two daughtersí grandsons and me singing praises for the Lord. I see myself back in the working world so that I might acquire a lovely home. I donít have much more to say, except I believe with God, all things are possible if we only believe.

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The World to Come

By Bonita Baldwin

In the year 2001 there will be more killing, fewer educational program and jobs. Also, there will be more drug dealing than ever. Because of the budget cuts that the national state and municipal governments are making. Our present problems will intensify.

Machines will be controlled by themselves in a way that there will be fewer jobs in the field of computers. In the year 2001, scientists will have found a cure for diseases, such as AIDS, Cancer, and Sickle Cell Anemia, because they keep developing many drugs. Maybe people will have more faith in God.

In the year 2001, I will be working in a hospital as a nurse and own my home in the country. In the year 2001, there will be no more racial conflicts among people. Kids will be able to play again. Mothers and fathers will be able to sit out doors without any worry.

posted 5 April 2006

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The Ditchdiggerís Daughters

By Yvonne Thornton

Dr. Yvonne Thorntonís memoir The Ditchdiggerís Daughters has captured the hearts of readers everywhere since it was first published in 1995. Translated into 19 languages, featured on Oprah, and made into a TV movie, this heart-warming and inspiring story chronicles Yvonne Thorntonís family; at its center is her beloved, unschooled but wise father Donald Thornton, who demanded that all five of his daughters not only excel in school, but go on to become doctors. Four of them did; the other found her calling in law and became a lawyer instead.óDafina

Thornton's frank, relaxed manner makes it accessible to general readers as well as students of women's or African American memoir. Worth considering also for those looking for inspirational reads.óLibrary Journal

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Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark

By Katherine Mellen Charron

Freedom's Teacher traces Clark's life from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South Carolina to her increasing radicalization as an activist following World War II, highlighting how Clark brought her life's work to bear on the civil rights movement. Katherine Mellen Charron's engaging portrait demonstrates Clark's crucial roleóand the role of many black women teachersóin making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Drawing on autobiographies and memoirs by fellow black educators, state educational records, papers from civil rights organizations, and oral histories, Charron argues that the schoolhouse served as an important institutional base for the movement. Clark's program also fostered participation from grassroots southern black women, affording them the opportunity to link their personal concerns to their political involvement on the community's behalf.

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