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Sweetgrass basket designed and woven by Mary Jackson, MacArthur Fellowship winner and descendent of the Gullah community of Mount Pleasant, SC


Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937) is an American photographer who has focused on the changing landscape of the American West. His work first came to prominence in the mid-1970s through the book The New West (1974) and the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape (1975). He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in photography in 1973 and 1980, and he received the MacArthur Foundation's MacArthur Fellowship in 1994.


♍ Henry Louis Gates, Jr., (September 16, 1950 in Keyser, WV) is a literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He received a MacArthur Foundation grant in ‘81 to support his research for the Black Periodical Literary Project. Gates is an African-American educator and scholar, and the director of the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African-American Research.


"You can pray in schools. You can participate in See You at the Flag Pole prayer day events. You can be a member of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes at your local public school. In order to protect student religious freedom, teachers and staff may not impose their religion upon you. This is not a threat to your freedom; it is a safeguard." ~ Angie Jackson


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A promising new voice from Nigeria delivers an exquisite and powerful first novel about a 15-year-old Nigerian woman who is awakening at a time when both her country and family are on the cusp of change.