How does my race, culture or ethnicity shape who I am?

Click on a question below to view the resources, discussion plans and facilitator summaries associated with that question.

Title

Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

Type

Reading

Overview

Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, was born on a South Carolina farm in 1875.  The child of former slaves, she went on to become…

Title

Kalounna in Frogtown

Type

Image

Overview

Born in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1946, James (Jaime) Browning Wyeth joined a family of artists. His father was the famous painter Andrew Wyeth, and his paternal grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, was…

Title

Of the Sons of Master and Man

Type

Reading

Overview

Although he wrote during the early twentieth century, the racial issues that NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois explores are, sadly, still pertinent to this day. In chapter 9 of his…

Title

Significant Other

Type

Reading

Overview

Poet Rhina Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic, but came to the United States in 1939 after her family was forced into exile for opposing the Dominican government. For…

Title

In Search of a Majority

Type

Reading

Overview

James Baldwin was born in 1924 in Harlem and was a novelist, essayist, playwright, and civil rights activist. In Search of a Majority is an adaptation from an address Baldwin…