How have my past and heritage shaped me?

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Thought

Author

Real Bird, Henry

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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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In Search of a Majority

Author

Baldwin, James

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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

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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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Nikki-Rosa

Author

Giovanni, Nikki

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Reading

Overview

Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Educated at Fisk University, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987, where she is a University…

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Theme for English B

Author

Hughes, Langston

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Reading

Overview

Langston Hughes was one of the foremost writers of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, a movement which, in the words of Du Bose Heyward, "dignif[ied] Harlem with a genuine art life." Hughes'…

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