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1. Understanding the history and development of human societies. Education will enable members of any society to relate and understand where they came from. If we take an example of displaced people like the millions of slaves who were taken into captivity from Africa to the Americas to work in the plantations, many of them seek to understand where they came from, who their ancestors were, and this enables them to have a sense of purpose and belonging. Any human has an instinctive desire to know their roots and understand their historical culture. Many African Americans ask the same questions regularly of their parents