Monthly Archives: April 2008

As we grow older we do want a social education

Jennie Matyos, 1921 “Very often I stood at the Salvation Army meetings and heard the music, and after the music someone gets up and says: ‘I used to was a bum two years ago, and I joined the Salvation Army … Continue reading

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To dream the dreams the state said were wrong

“I was building up in me a dream which the entire educational system of the South had been rigged to stifle. I was feeling the very thing that the state of Mississippi had spent millions of dollars to make sure … Continue reading

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What does reading do?

“She whispered to me the story of Bluebeard and His Seven Wives and I ceased to see the porch, the sunshine, her face, everything. As her words fell upon my new ears, I endowed them with a reality that welled … Continue reading

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