How does race affect our relations to others?

Title

Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

Author

Bethune, Mary McLeod

Type

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

Hallelujah the Saviors are Here

Author

Smith, Rachel

Type

Audio

Overview

Rachel Smith wrote the poem, "Hallelujah the Saviors are Here," when she was 18 years old and a member of the Kenwood Academy Slam Poetry team. She performed this poem at the 2012 Louder…

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Title

Significant Other

Author

Espaillat, Rhina

Type

Reading

Overview

Poet Rhina Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic, but came to the United States in 1939 after her family was forced into exile for opposing the Dominican government. For many years, she taught…

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Title

Recitatif

Author

Morrison, Toni

Type

Reading

Overview

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's powerful short story about the relationship between two girls over many years traces the subtle differences that both drive and separate us. Some of the social class…

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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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