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Before there was Rosa Parks…existed Irene Morgan. Born April 9, 1917 died August 10, 2007.

During 1944,  27-year-old, Irene Morgan ,Middlesex County,Virginia. Traveling to Baltimore and refuse to sit in the segregated seats on the Greyhound Bus. 255 more words

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013) is Rather Uninspired


There are a lot of reasons “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013) fails, the most obvious being that Lee Daniels, who directed the movie, thought it proper to cast widely recognizable actors as former presidents although they have little screen time and even less resemblance.   771 more words


Five Minutes with Alondra Nelson

(cross-posted from Columbia College Today, Summer 2014)

Alondra Nelson is a professor of sociology and gender studies, and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. 877 more words


Real Life Brave Girl #5 - Ruby Bridges

You probably go to school with people from many different backgrounds and of many different skin colors, but this wasn’t always possible in the United States. 474 more words

Real Life Brave Girls

Summer Reading: Take 3

When the English teachers in our department compiled the summer reading list for our students in May, we decided each grade level should have a theme for instructional purposes. 401 more words


The Past: Through A Contemporary Glass Darkly

When I was down in Springfield last week, go here to read about my family’s annual pilgrimage to the Lincoln sites this year, I purchased several books at… 689 more words

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (31/01/1915 – 10/12/1968) was an American Catholic writer and mystic.  A Trappist Monk of the Abbey of Gethsamani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist and student of comparative religion.  303 more words