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The Advocate


Ashanti Hamilton was born to a 16-year-old mother, who is the eldest daughter of a sharecropper. Her father worked on a large farm near Batesville, MS, on the same land that his grandfather had worked as a slave. Although Ashanti was born into a highly segregated part of Milwaukee and came of age during the height of the crack epidemic, he had a community around him that supported him and instilled in him a sense of responsibility, pride and the determination to succed. 

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