Can one person change the world?

Title

Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

Author

Bethune, Mary McLeod

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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 a teacher,…

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Title

September 1, 1939

Author

Auden, W. H.

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Reading

Overview

W. H. Auden was one of the literary giants of the twentieth century. His poems, plays, and essays, written in everyday language, are full of his favorite themes: religion, politics, and psychology.…

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Title

The Drum Major Instinct

Author

King, Jr., Martin Luther

Type

Reading

Overview

In this famous sermon, delivered only two months before his death in 1968 and considered by some to be his eulogy, King explains that we all have in us "a kind of drum major instinct, a desire…

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Title

Waiting for the Barbarians

Author

Cavafy, C. P.

Type

Reading

Overview

Cavafy's call-and-response poem considers the human phenomenon of unity in response to a threat. As America came together after the 9/11 tragedy, so does the Roman Empire in anticipation (and fear)…

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Title

Untitled (Obama’s Inauguration Speech)

Author

Ommanney, Charles

Type

Image

Overview

Charles Ommanney is a photographer for the national magazine, Newsweek. Ommaney is most widely known for chronicling President George W. Bush's time in the White House and for following President…

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