Courageous Black Lives – Harriet Ann Jacobs and Eubie Blake

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Last fall I taught a class at our homeschool co-op on Courageous Black Lives. I was a little nervous about doing this topic, but ended up being able to frame the class in a way that not only discusses the courage and bravery of over 30 people that I want the kids to recognize, but also talks about the powers of white …

Courageous Black Lives – Benjamin Banneker and Music from Slavery

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Last fall I taught a class at our homeschool co-op on Courageous Black Lives. I was a little nervous about doing this topic, but ended up being able to frame the class in a way that not only discusses the courage and bravery of over 30 people that I want the kids to recognize, but also talks about the powers of white …

An Integrated Life – Until We Solve the Problem of Sundown Neighborhoods…

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It’s easy to say “I’m not racist” or “I’ve never worn Klan robes, therefore I’m not a white supremacist,” but unless we dig down and examine the racial beliefs and actions we’ve grown up on, our claims are nothing more than a resounding gong. What I find hopeful about this book is the fact that race relations were created. They …

An Integrated Life – Reputations are Important

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What are some things about your way of life that seem normal to you? What are some ways of life that are normal to your friends, to your church? What are the things that you don’t give a second thought to? What is the reputation of your town? Your county? Your church? Has anyone written a book or article about …