Coretta Scott King Award

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  • Analysis Of Brown Girl Dreaming

    The Breathtaking Brown Girl Dreaming Initially when I began Jacqueline Woodson 's Brown Girl Dreaming I wasn 't convinced her choice of writing style was for me. I didn 't fully grasp how an autobiography could be written in verse and still flow like a narrative. However, Woodson laid to rest any concerns or doubts I may have had prior to starting this delightful novel. I have never been one to avidly seek out memoirs; I get bored with them after only just beginning them. Brown Girl Dreaming is a marvelous exception. It didn 't bore me in the slightest and in fact, I found it a quick and easy read overall. Writing style aside, the content that Woodson touched on throughout her memoir reads like a well done narrative. One of my personal favorite moments was when she mentions the day she is brought home, the poem titled, No Returns When my mother comes home from the hospital with me, my older brother takes one look inside the pink blanket, says, Take her back. We already have one of those (19). This is so comical to me on so many levels. I love how it showcases how innocent children are. It also reminded me of what I 've been told about when my parents brought me home from the hospital. Apparently, I cried. A lot. So, when I was taken in for my first check up the doctor asked my then four year old brother what he thought about his new sister he replied with, "I wanna trade her for a mule." When Woodson touches on her parents separating, I wasn 't honestly…

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  • Hoops By Walter Dean Myers Analysis

    Biographical Criticism, shows how, a reader, relates his or her possible favorite author’s past, in order to relate it on how that author writes their story, and how the simplest pieces of texts relates towards their past. Walter Dean Myers was a famous author in his times, some of his well known books/poems included, Monsters, Fallen Angels, Slam!, Hoops, Bad Boy: A memoir, Harlem, Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices and etc. As he was young his mother had died when he was the age of 2, which…

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  • Martin Luther King Analysis

    named Martin Luther King Jr who is also jailed unfairly, which is similar to Socrates’ situation. It is an epic about the fight for justice and the fight to change the views of the Church in the 1960s and an epic about philia, a term that the Greeks described as friendship developed…

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  • Summary Of Canadian Heritage Minute: Nelly Mcclung

    Nell ': A Profile of Nelly McClung" an article by Mary Nemeth a. This article not only admires the work of Nellie McClung in advocating for the rights of women, but also encourages other women to continue the fight for the equality of women. Research women who joined "the battle where the early suffragists left off" (after 1928). Choose 3 of these women and complete the following T-chart that outlines their achievements: Names of Women who Advocate for Women 's Rights & Outline of…

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  • Important Events In The Civil Rights Movement

    the bus, which was caused because Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a white man. So the African Americans refused to get onto the buses until the judges made a law that every one on the bus could sit wherever they wanted. Then the African Americans ended the bus boycotts and that is why it was one of the most important events in history. The brown v.s the board of education was one of the most important events in the Civil Rights Movement because that's when the white people ended…

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  • Drum Major Instinct Analysis

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous and respectable man when he was alive. He was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He gave many sermons and speeches in his day. On one very important day, 4 February 1968, he gave a sermon called “The Drum Major Instinct;” it was based off an adaptation of J. Wallace Hamilton’s “Drum-Major Instinct.” In King’s sermon, he explains what the drum major instinct is and why you need to be cautious with it. King believed that you shouldn’t use…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr Essay Outline

    Martin Luther King Jr. Essay "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." — Martin Luther King, Jr. / "I Have A Dream" speech, August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia and he was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee the day after his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” speech and was shot on his balcony. His parents…

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  • Civil Rights Movement Narrative

    participated in organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). However, these affiliations often masked the work that Black women did as individuals. Annie Pearl Avery, a member of SNCC, often led solitary and spur of the moment demonstrations. In “There Are No Cowards in My Family” Avery discusses how she choose to led a solitary march through Alabama after SNCC’s failure to come up with a…

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  • Symbolism And Characterism In The Mountaintop By Katori Hall

    performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, is based off what could have happened between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Mountaintop speech and his assassination. All taking place in his Lorraine Motel room. No one will ever know what happened between the two events, but Katori Hall tells one possibility, making for an interesting watch. Dr. King will forever be remembered as a peaceful activist bringing considerable changes to America. The Mountaintop is…

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  • Steve Jobs Rhetoric

    Why is it that Martin Luther King is regarded as one of the most respected leaders of all time? After all, he wasn’t the only man who suffered in pre-civil rights America, so why him? How has Steve Jobs created a multimillion dollar company when his competitors are equally qualified to make all of the same products? As it turns out, all the great inspiring leaders, whether it's Steve Jobs or Martin Luther King, all think, act, and broadcast their feelings in the exact same way. It’s no mystery…

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