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“Hymn to the Evening” by Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American woman to become a published poet. Born in Senegal in the mid-eighteenth century, she was brought on a slave ship to Boston, where she was purchased as a slave. (Yes Virginia, they did … Continue reading

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What ARE We Teaching Children in Schools?

In C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, the elderly Professor wonders with disgust, “I wonder what they do teach children in these schools!” I found myself wondering that myself over the past few weeks. It started a … Continue reading

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Capitol, Slavery, and Frederick Douglass

Yesterday I watched 12 Years a Slave. It’s a good movie, but a difficult movie. I cried several times in the movie. I may say more about it, but not at this time. There is a scene at the beginning … Continue reading

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Passover and the American Exodus Story (Random Thoughts)

I always feel jealous of Jews around Passover. They get to have a Seder meal and they tell a really exciting, scary, and moving story. I even like eating matzo. (I know, I know.) Why is this? 1 Part of … Continue reading

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