How have my past and heritage shaped me?

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Henry Real Bird, born and raised on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana, is a rancher, a poet, and a teacher at Northern Cheyenne Tribal School. The author of numerous poetry collections and children's…

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In Search of a Majority

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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…

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His Grace

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A poet, philosopher, and biographer of Kahlil Gibran, Mikhail Naimy was born in Lebanon in 1889. He, along with Gibran and eight other writers, founded the New York Pen League,…

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Nikki-Rosa

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Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Educated at Fisk University, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987, where she…