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  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students
    One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I'm always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago.
  • Emmett Till's cousins recall historic murder

     Emmett Till's cousins recall historic murder
    The boys, some the age of Little Leaguers, the others just a few years older, were sleeping one night long ago about 1 a.m. They were all cousins, or brothers, and some slept two to a bed. They came from Chicago and from Summit, and were visiting family...

    Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest

    Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest
    For the past decade, Chicago bandleader-composer Ernest Dawkins has been composing vast suites dealing head-on with some of the most turbulent chapters of American history. Works such as "UnTill Emmett Till" (about the murder of its title character),...

    Ferguson letter becomes call for justice

    Ferguson letter becomes call for justice
    As Michael Brown is being buried today, a letter composed by black clergy in response to the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has become an international call for justice. “In light of the long and bloody trail of lynchings, deaths, and killings of...

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...