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Greek Alphabet Interactive

The Greeks inherited the alphabet invented by the Phoenicians, and used it to write their great literature.

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Revolution '67

Activity One. Protest: Why and How?

A. Imagine that the local or federal government has passed the following laws and respond to the questions below.

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Frederick Douglass's, “What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was a former slave who became the greatest abolitionist orator of the antebellum period. During the Civil War he worked tirelessly for the emancipation of the four million enslaved African Americans. In the decades after the war, he was the most influential African American leader in the nation.

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Chaucer's "Wife of Bath"

Perhaps the best-known pilgrim in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is Alisoun, the Wife of Bath. The Wife's fame derives from Chaucer's deft characterization of her as a brassy, bawdy woman—the very antithesis of virtuous womanhood—who challenges the prevailing gender inequality of the times.