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.