My parents never told me about our history as slaves in this country. First time I heard about it was in 3rd grade. In fact, there were 3 other black kids in my class and NONE of us had heard anything about slavery before. I remember learning about this in a predominately white class, from a white teacher as a painful and embarrassing moment. This will not be my daughter's experience. Her heritage lessons will begin at home, from me. My question is: What is an appropriate age to begin discussing slavery?