Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

“A Riot is the Language of the Unheard”

…Certain conditions continue to exist in our society, which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to … Continue reading

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Lift every voice

Today started with an assembly celebrating Martin Luther King. The assembly was totally kid-centered, an authentic middle school experience. There were excerpts from a play the students had put on earlier this year, Brown Girl Dreaming. There were vocalists and … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandella 1918-2013

On this day, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, would have been 97. A year and a half ago, when he died, Bob Herbert (former New York Times columnist) wrote a remarkable piece about how history can swallow the work of … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Day Three

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In the Table: Fans

The present show in our table is a portion of my collection of fans. Certainly the origin of the fan has a lot to do with cooling oneself, but there is some evidence that in the 18th and perhaps 19th … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King

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