Book 4: Selected Poems–Gwendolyn Brooks

I don’t read much poetry. I don’t really read any poetry the way I did in my AP Lit class senior year of high school. It’s unfortunate, because there’s so much great poetry out there. But it’s also not surprising, because poetry can be difficult to read. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to…

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Activist a Day: Bob & Helen Singleton

Robert Singleton Born January 8, 1936, Philadelphia Arrested July 30, 1961, Train station, Jackson Then Graduate student, UCLA Since then Economics professor, Loyola Marymount University Then and now Married to Helen Singleton Photographed August 24, 2005, Los Angeles

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Activist a Day: Catherine Burks

blackacrylic: 08.01.11 Catherine Burks, arrested in 1961 as part of the Freedom Riders. Activists who entered Southern bus stations, train stations, and airports to challenge State segregation laws. I love her smirk. Smug as fuck.

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