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Title

Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

Author

Bethune, Mary McLeod

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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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Song of the Shirt, 1941

Author

Parker, Dorothy

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Overview

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), founder of the Algonquin Table (an influential group of New York City writers, critics, and actors that met for lunch every day at the Algonquin Hotel) and sometime editor…

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Title

Old Woman Magoun

Author

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

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Overview

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman began writing in the 1880s. Much of her work concerns the daily realities of life in the provincial New England towns of that era. She is valued today for her insight into the…

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Title

On Some Streets

Author

Cortez, Sarah

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Sarah Cortez is a teacher, poet, and police officer who often writes about her experiences on the force. Her poem “On Some Streets,” describes streets where people so not welcome police…

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Title

The Gift

Author

Parker, Ian

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Reading

Overview

British writer Ian Parker lives in New York and writes for the New Yorker. "The Gift" is the true story of Zell Kravinsky, a real-estate mogul and philanthropist who liquidated his real-estate…

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