How do we recognize need?

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kitchenette building

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Gwendolyn Brooks was a Kansas-born poet who was raised in Chicago where she published poems in the Chicago Defender, an African American Chicago newspaper. Brooks was the first African American…

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The Glass of Milk

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The 1957 recipient of the Chilean National Prize for Literature, Manuel Rojas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1896. Before he began writing poems, short stories, and novels, Rojas…

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Let’s Beat Up the Poor!

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Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a poet who assailed the boundaries of mid-nineteenth century French society with a revolutionary and often scandalous form of satire. Although he squandered his inheritance and…

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Migrant Mother

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One of a series of photographs taken in 1936 of migratory farm workers and their families in California, “Migrant Mother” depicts Florence Owens Thompson and her children, leaning on her.…

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The Men in the Storm

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Stephen Crane's short story is set on a stormy winter afternoon outside a homeless shelter. Here, a group of homeless men--which together form a collective main character--gathers daily to wait…