Black History Month: John Handcox’s Songs of Resistance

Delta gospel, blues, and labor songs sprang from the fields where pain and resistance, strength and sorrow coexisted. The music that came from this place speaks to the land of milk and honey and the valley of dry bones. It speaks to the place where riches abound and poverty prevails. It speaks…

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Let America be America Again by Langston Hughes

"Let America be America Again" By Langston Hughes Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.)…

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Motivational Monday Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, a lifelong activist and advocate, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924. Chisholm became the first black congresswoman (1968), representing New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. She even ran for the 1972 Democratic nomination for the presidency—becoming the first major-party African-American candidate to…

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