2014 Storytelling Contest Resources

 

Lighting the Way....Stories of Our Heroes/Sheroes - 

Past, Present, in Our Homes, Our Communities, and 

in Our Nation 

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Quotes

"Who is brave enough to tell the lion that his breath smells" - North Africa (Berber) Proverb

"We all need support and encouragement to be aware of what we think, what we say and what we do"  - Pema Chodron

"Light again, and the one who brings light!  Change the way you live." - Rumi

Books and Other Resources Songs to Listen To

The Greatest:  My Own Story, Muhammad Ali.

Unbought and Unbossed,  Shirley Chisholm

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr.

Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela

Rosa Parks:  My Story,  Rosa Parks

The Autobiography of Rosa Parks, Rosa Parks

Harriet Tubman:  The Moses of Her People, Sarah Bradford

Poems by Langston Hughes

Mother to Son,The Negro Mother, Aunt Sue's Stories, I Too Sing America, etc.

Hero, Mariah Carey

I'll Always Love My Mama, The Intruders

Keep Your Head Up, Tupac Shukur

Grandma's Hands, Bill Withers

Four Women, Nina Simone

Dance with My Father, Luther Vandross

No Mirrors in My Nana's House, Sweet Honey and the Rock

We Who Believe in  Freedom, Sweet Honey and the Rock

Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder

 

Websites: 

Compiled by Stephanie Y. Evans, PhD 

African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies & History (AWH)
Department Chair, Clark Atlanta University

1.      Black Passports: 200 Travel Memoirs as Tools for Youth Empowerment http://www.professorevans.net/books.html
2.      Sesheta: 500 Africana Women’s Memoirs http://www.sesheta.net/
Other
1.  eSankofa.net Digital Memoirs  http://www.esankofa.net