Heritage and Tradition

Title

Andrew Moodie’s Story of Belonging - Otherness

Author

Moodie, Andrew

Type

Video

Overview

Canadian actor and playwright, Andrew Moodie discusses the complex feelings of belonging, difference, and otherness he experiences as a child of Jamaican immigrants in Canada. Moodie relates how he…

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Title

Thought

Author

Real Bird, Henry

Type

Reading

Overview

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…

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Title

In Search of a Majority

Author

Baldwin, James

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 made at Kalamazoo…

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Title

His Grace

Author

Naimy, Mikhail

Type

Reading

Overview

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, which during the 1920’s…

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Title

Race

Author

Alexander, Elizabeth

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in New York City in 1962 and raised in Washington, DC, award-winning poet and essayist Elizabeth Alexander teaches in the Department of African American Studies at Yale University. This poem from…

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