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Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling Apr 2016

Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

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Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling Jan 2016

Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

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Education, Crystal C. Gray Apr 2015

Education, Crystal C. Gray

Eddie Mabry Diversity Award

Education is a spoken word poem that explores many aspects of the African American struggle within (self-knowledge). It starts with an African American college student who is disappointed with the lack of courses about her culture. Most curricula in the United States tend to be from a Eurocentric perspective, leaving out a multitude of information about people of color. All groups of people of color have unique experiences, however, African Americans have the most known (or perhaps I should say, unknown) history. The standard explanation of their existence is often limited to the start of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, when ...