Who has the right to speak for a community?

Title

Letter to the Local Police

Author

Jordan, June

Type

Reading

Overview

June Jordan was a New York City-based writer, teacher, and civil rights activist whose novel, His Own Where, was a finalist for the National Book Award. “Letter to the Local Police”…

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Title

The Talented Tenth: Memorial Address

Author

Du Bois, W. E. B.

Type

Reading

Overview

In this 1903 speech, progressive for its time, Du Bois calls for leadership from the exceptional members of the black community--the "talented tenth"--and instructs these chosen ones on how…

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Title

Untitled (Obama’s Inauguration Speech)

Author

Ommanney, Charles

Type

Image

Overview

Charles Ommanney is a photographer for the national magazine, Newsweek. Ommaney is most widely known for chronicling President George W. Bush's time in the White House and for following President…

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Title

Nickel and Dimed

Author

Ehrenreich, Barbara

Type

Reading

Overview

In her New York Times best-selling book, Nickel and Dimed (2001), journalist and activist Barbara Ehrenrich moves from Florida to Maine to Minnesota to explore “low-wage America,” working…

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