Why do racial disparities exist and how do we change them?

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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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Of the Sons of Master and Man

Author

Du Bois, W. E. B.

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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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In Search of a Majority

Author

Baldwin, James

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Overview

James Baldwin was born in 1924 in Harlem and was a novelist, essayist, playwright, and civil rights activist. In Search of a Majority is an adaptation from an address Baldwin made at Kalamazoo…

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The Talented Tenth: Memorial Address

Author

Du Bois, W. E. B.

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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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State of the Union Address, 1964

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Johnson, Lyndon Baines

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Reading

Overview

In his 1964 State of the Union Address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declares an “unconditional war on poverty in America,” recommending the most federal support in American history for education,…

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