Literature

Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise" is my favorite poem hands down. In my mind, there is no question as to the greatest poem ever written, "Still I Rise" wins every time. When I first read this poem, I felt that it was written for me. At the time, I was struggling with my identity… Continue reading Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

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History 300

(NA)ACP: (National Association) for the Advancement of Colored People

Over 100 years ago in 1903, the famous African-American novelist and co-founder of the NAACP W.E.B. DuBois wrote a criticism of Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise." It's important to first explain Washington's points in his Atlanta speech in 1895. His main concern was to soothe his listeners' apprehension regarding Southern blacks. He argued that blacks should accept their… Continue reading (NA)ACP: (National Association) for the Advancement of Colored People