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Mary Rice-Boothe's Blog – July 2011 Archive (4)

Art Imitating Mentor

When the novelist Ralph Ellison reached Harlem on July 5, 1936, he stayed at the Black artist-haven YMCA on 135th Street. The next day in the lobby he would meet Langston Hughes. Months later Hughes would introduce Ellison to Richard Wright. Although Ellison wrote… Continue

Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on July 22, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

Crossing Over Perceptions



School is still in session for GED students and I've been busy supporting instructors.



On Monday I was walking from the train to a GED site in the Bronx. I ran into a former student standing in front of an apartment building. She told me she passed the last regents exam that was alluding her and was headed to college in…

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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on July 15, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Escaping Education Indepedence in the Islands

Looking out of the $2 van taking us through the streets of Cayman Islands, I see a group of school girls playing soccer. There are about eight girls in red plaid dresses with white socks and black shoes kicking the ball to each other. The dirt and grass stains seem to deflect off their clothes in the hot sun. It is the final days of the school year.



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In the past month I've visited Cayman Islands and Mexico. I spent my time reading extensively about Haiti.



I'm not… Continue

Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on July 8, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Summer Learning Leap

Aspiration

Only as high as I reach can I grow

Only as far as I seek can I do

Only as deep as I look can I see

Only as much as I can dream can I be

-Karen Rawn


This inscription is part of statue in Heroes' Square in Georgetown,… Continue

Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on July 7, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

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