Is diversity important? Why?

Title

Kalounna in Frogtown

Author

Wyeth, Jaime

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Image

Overview

Born in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1946, James (Jaime) Browning Wyeth joined a family of artists. His father was the famous painter Andrew Wyeth, and his paternal grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, was a well-known…

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Of the Sons of Master and Man

Author

Du Bois, W. E. B.

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Reading

Overview

Although he wrote during the early twentieth century, the racial issues that NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois explores are, sadly, still pertinent to this day. In chapter 9 of his timeless book, The…

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Title

Significant Other

Author

Espaillat, Rhina

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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

I Claim the Rights of a Man

Author

Turner, Henry MacNeal

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Reading

Overview

With the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865, reconstruction legislatures were established in many Southern states in an effort to resolve issues such as the acceptance of the new legal status…

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Title

Race

Author

Alexander, Elizabeth

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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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