Category Archives: Black History Month

Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

About The U.S. Civil Rights Trail from U.S. Civil Rights Trail on Vimeo. April 16, 1963 Letter From Birmingham Jail Background As the events of the Birmingham Campaign intensified on the city’s streets, Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King:”Loving Your Enemies,” Sermon Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

November 17, 1957 Montgomery, Alabama I am forced to preach under something of a handicap this morning. In fact, I had the doctor before coming to church. And he said that it would be best for me to stay in … Continue reading

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Third Monday In January Of Each Year, Or, President Reagan’s Address on Martin Luther King’s Birthday from the Oval Office, January 15, 1987,

Proclamation 5597 — Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, 1987 January 9, 1987 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In celebrating the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we honor an American who … Continue reading

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AIN’T I A WOMAN? by Sojourner Truth

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP At the Oxford Teaching Academy (Professional Development from Oxford), EFL teachers not only learn from the course facilitator, but also from each other. Questions and issues of concern get looked at through the lens of theory and practice … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: Fired For Using The N-Word

We should teach our EFL/ESL students that using the N-Word is not a good idea. Why? Well, there are legal consequences. It is important for them to know this fact. Simply telling them, “NEVER say the word” may actually cause … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: Nigger In The Classroom, Or, More Than A Survival Strategy

The survival strategy is quite simple: NEVER say (or write) the N-word. Never speak the unspeakable word: Nigger. If our EFL/ESL students follow that strategy, they will survive their encounters with anyone who has dark skin, anywhere on this planet. … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: The N-Word Is Essential

To know that we share something unspeakable To know that as high as we rise we are not seen as equal To know that racism is institutional thinking And that ‘nigger’ is the last word you heard before a lynching. … Continue reading

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Teaching the N-Word To EFL Students: History & Meaning Of The N-Word

Today, I take you back 400 years in time, to the year 1619. The place is Jamestown, Virginia. The first African slaves have just “arrived” in America. At least, that’s what our history books tell us that John Rolfe documented: … Continue reading

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#Trump: A Present-Day Bull Connor – by Charles M. Blow of the New York Times

Opinion A PRESENT-DAY BULL CONNOR Charles M. Blow By Charles M. Blow Opinion Columnist June 10, 2018 Donald Trump proposed pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though Ali’s conviction for refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War had been already overturned. … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Is Dead Now: Should #BlackHistoryMonth Be Eliminated?

Should Black History Month Be Eliminated? That question gets asked every year around this time of year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people go so far as to argue that if we don’t … Continue reading

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