What makes a community strong? What makes it weak?

Title

March from Selma to Montgomery

Author

Karales, James

Type

Image

Overview

Taken by photojournalist James Karales, “March from Selma to Montgomery” depicts one of three marches in 1965 that marked what many consider the political and emotional peak of the American…

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Title

Waiting for the Barbarians

Author

Cavafy, C. P.

Type

Reading

Overview

Cavafy's call-and-response poem considers the human phenomenon of unity in response to a threat. As America came together after the 9/11 tragedy, so does the Roman Empire in anticipation (and fear)…

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Title

There Is No Greater Crime Than Leaving

Author

Brecht, Bertolt

Type

Reading

Overview

German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht presents us with a war poem that reduces friendship to its bare essentials. He emphasizes the role of choice in friendship--"He who cannot leave cannot…

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Title

Interview with Dawn Kelly Part I (Race Recordings)

Author

Terkel, Studs

Type

Audio

Overview

Studs Terkel is a radio broadcast personality and author who hosted the award-winning radio program, "The Studs Terkel Program" every weekday from 1952 to 1997. In this interview, Terkel talks…

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Title

The Old Cumberland Beggar

Author

Wordsworth, William

Type

Reading

Overview

William Wordsworth was perhaps the first great poet in English to make his own life experience the primary subject of his work. "The Old Cumberland Beggar," written in 1797, is part of that…

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