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LD-234311-16
A Broad and Sure Foundation: The 14th Amendment in American Life and Imagination
Elizabeth Sinclair, Maine Humanities Council

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Violence and Belonging: : The 14th Amendment and American Literature (a reading & discussion series) (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Violence and Belonging: : The 14th Amendment and American Literature (a reading & discussion series)
Author: Maine Humanities Council with Eden Osucha, Karen Eger, and Marcela Peres
Abstract: In examining the legacies of the Fourteenth Amendment for the nation’s literary history, this reading and discussion series looks at books that address issues of diversity, identity, and inequality in exploring how, for many Americans, the promise of citizenship falls short of their reality.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://mainehumanities.org/programs/lets-talk/violence-and-belonging-the-14th-amendment-and-american-literature/
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the Maine Humanities Council's webs page with the full description of the series.
Audience: General Public

Race & Justice in America- a 14th Amendment related reading and discussion series for libraries (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Race & Justice in America- a 14th Amendment related reading and discussion series for libraries
Author: Maine Humanities Council with Leroy Rowe and Elizabeth Hartsig and Holly Williams
Abstract: This series explores the complex, and often uneasy, relationship between black Americans and the American justice system. Developed by project scholar Leroy Rowe, Assistant Professor of African American History and Politics, University of Southern Maine, and librarian consultants Elizabeth Hartsig (Portland Public Library) and Holly Williams (Pittsfield Public Library), the books selected for Race and Justice in America provide historical analyses of selected events, court rulings, and public policies that help to explain the black American struggle for citizenship, civil rights, and equal treatment under the laws. Race and Justice in America also explores the changing boundaries and content of state and national citizenship. The core questions that the series engages are: how was membership in the social and political community defined for African Americans and whites in the United States? How have those definitions changed over time? And in what ways did individuals and communities exercise rights as citizens and experience those rights differently?
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://mainehumanities.org/programs/lets-talk/race-and-justice-in-america/
Primary URL Description: This links to Maine Humanities Council's web page with a full description of the series
Audience: General Public

Pioneers & Frontiers : a reading and discussion series raising issues related to the 14th Amendment and its effects on our lives (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Pioneers & Frontiers : a reading and discussion series raising issues related to the 14th Amendment and its effects on our lives
Author: Maine Humanities Council with Mary Alice Crosby and Julia Walkling
Abstract: Pioneers and Frontiers is a reading and discussion series designed for participants in the Maine Humanities Council’s NEW BOOKS, NEW READERS program: low-literacy adults who are working to improve their reading and those who are not in the habit of reading. The books are carefully chosen from the best of children’s literature to relate to participants’ own lives and to broaden their perspectives in discussions led by a humanities scholar/facilitator. It is an important part of the program that participants receive the books to keep. Participants come from adult basic education, GED programs, Literacy Volunteers, family literacy programs, and correctional facilities around the state.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://mainehumanities.org/programs/new-books-new-readers-full-series-list/pioneers-and-frontiers/
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the Maine Humanities Council webpage with the description of the series
Audience: Other


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