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ERIC Number: EJ866694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
The Reality of Dreams
Briggs, Samantha
Teaching Tolerance, n33 p5 Spr 2008
As the author and her colleagues were working on this issue of "Teaching Tolerance" magazine, they were brainstorming connections between Congressman John Lewis's essay, "Reflections on a Dream Deferred" and the legacy of Dr. King's dream. The author commented that while the six of them (three white and three black) were a realization of the dream, the fact that they were sitting around a table at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) continuing the fight for justice and equality also symbolized the dream's deferment. Their conversation took the author back to one she had not too long ago with her father about the connection between his former struggle and her struggle. Today, as the author embarks on her work in education, schools are re-segregating and the academic gap is ever-increasing. This article shares the author's experience as an educator who is continuing the fight for educational equality her father started over 40 years ago.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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