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The Silencing of Mary Dyer

In this chapter, Carnes details oppression experienced by the early New England colonists. In particular, he chronicles Mary Dyer’s path from a once uncomfortably conforming Puritan to an outspoken Quaker unshaken by threats, banishment and even death.
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Jim Carnes
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(A)wake

In this poem, the speaker traces the senseless killings taking place abroad and at home, with a particular focus on the African-American community. The speaker also calls communities to action to "grow our hope and heal our hearts" in order to live together in peace.
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Jessica Kobe
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One Million Men and Me

Based on a true person, this story is told from the perspective of a little girl whose dad took her to the Million Man March—where she saw the tears, happiness, and chants of men banding together for a common purpose.
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Kelly Starling Lyons
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Civics
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Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered this speech at the United Nations International Human Rights Day on December 6, 2011. The day commemorates the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Civics
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