A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama

Shepard, R. A.
This engaging, timely text depicts the resilience and determination in the fight against slavery and racism by six Black Americans from different eras: Ona Judge, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama. The powerful work addresses many aspects of racism, including the quest for justice, socio-economic disparity, challenges of mixed identity, belief systems, diversity, slavery, and the ongoing fight for equitable rights, and inspires optimism for creating a more inclusive and harmonious society. Suitable for debates, discussions, Socratic seminars, or literary circles, and an array of history, community, art, or drama projects. Note: Pre-teaching may be required to create an inclusive classroom and cultivate an atmosphere of respect and acceptance.
  • 8-12

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