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Texts

Our searchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. This multi-genre, multi-media collection aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Choose from informational and literary nonfiction texts, literature, photographs, political cartoons, interviews, infographics and more.

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Literature

A Slave Auction

Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery for 12 years before he was freed. This excerpt from his memoir of those years, Twelve Years A Slave, details a New Orleans slave auction.
Grade Level
Solomon Northup
Subject
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Informational

Address at Mass Protest Meeting

Medgar Evers was Mississippi’s first NAACP field secretary and a prominent figure in the civil rights movement. His assassination on June 12, 1963, was heavily reported in the media and widely mourned. Evers delivered this speech at a protest meeting on April 20, 1961.
Grade Level
Medgar Evers
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain