Do acts of service lead to social change?

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

The Old Cumberland Beggar

Author

Wordsworth, William

Type

Reading

Overview

William Wordsworth was perhaps the first great poet in English to make his own life experience the primary subject of his work. "The Old Cumberland Beggar," written in 1797, is part of that…

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Title

The Lovers of the Poor

Author

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Type

Reading

Overview

Renowned for her "small... terse portraits of the Black urban poor" (Richard K. Barksdale), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gwendolyn Brooks here presents a less than flattering portrait of a few…

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Title

Lou Ambers Tips His Hat

Author

Fisher, Alan

Type

Image

Overview

In this 1935 photograph, Alan Fisher depicts a man, Lou Ambers, tipping his hat as he accepts a sandwich from a hand reaching out of a doorway. This photograph inspires discussion about service –…

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