Do acts of service lead to social change?

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

Healing

Author

Berry, Wendell

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Reading

Overview

Wendell Berry, born in 1934, is an American novelist, essayist, poet, and philosopher-farmer. He taught for many years at the University of Kentucky and has written over twenty-five books, many of…

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Title

Earliest Impressions

Author

Addams, Jane

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Reading

Overview

Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, begins her famous Twenty Years at Hull-House with recollections of her "earliest impressions"…

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Title

The Mexican American and the Church

Author

Chavez, Cesar

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Reading

Overview

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a Mexican-American labor activist who founded the United Farm Workers labor union to protect the rights of migrant workers. Chavez brought national attention to his cause…

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Title

The Path Not Taken So Far

Author

Levine, Peter

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Reading

Overview

In his 2010 article, “The Path Not Taken So Far,” Levine laments the fact that while much of Obama's election campaign was based on the premise of “reclaiming the meaning of citizenship”…

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