What is democracy? What does it look like in action?

Title

Of the Sons of Master and Man

Author

Du Bois, W. E. B.

Type

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…

Read More

Title

September 1, 1939

Author

Auden, W. H.

Type

Reading

Overview

W. H. Auden was one of the literary giants of the twentieth century. His poems, plays, and essays, written in everyday language, are full of his favorite themes: religion, politics, and psychology.…

Read More

Title

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Author

King, Jr., Martin Luther

Type

Reading

Overview

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he now has a U.S.…

Read More

Title

Charitable Effort

Author

Addams, Jane

Type

Reading

Overview

In this essay from Democracy and Social Ethics, originally published in 1902, Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, focuses on the "the…

Read More

Title

Ozymandias

Author

Shelley, Percy

Type

Reading

Overview

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) came to prominence in England's Romantic Period and led a life of wide travel and dramatic outspokenness until an untimely drowning death in Italy. "Ozymandias"…

Read More