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The Negro Motorist Green Book

A green book from the Jim Crow era containing safe places of business for black Americans
These images are from The Negro Motorist Green Book 1940 edition. The Green Book, published from 1936 – 1964, served as a guide for African Americans traveling around the country during the Jim Crow segregation era. To explore the complete issues visit the New York Public Library Digital Collections at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-green-book#/?tab=ab…
Grade Level
William H. Green (editor)
Subject
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

Following a presidential debate in 2012, Ann Coulter referred to President Barack Obama as a "retard" in one of her tweets. Stephens, a 30-year-old man with Down syndrome wrote this open letter to Coulter in response to her hurtful and uninformed comments.
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6-8
John Franklin Stephens
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Still I Rise

Celebrate Maya Angelou by Alice Pettway Illustration by Jeffrey Smith | TT58 | Teaching Tolerance
Using repetition, similes and metaphors, this poem speaks of overcoming oppression—specifically slavery—with poise and pride. Despite all of the hardships, the speaker emphasizes a sense of confidence and hope.
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Maya Angelou
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain