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Penn Reading Project 2020-2021: Year of Civic Engagement: Overview

The Penn Reading Project Selections and the Penn Libraries

This guide provides information on the Penn Reading Project and how to research the Civic Engagement at Penn.

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Penn Reading Project Essays and Film

Baldwin, James. "My Dungeon Shook (A Letter to My Nephew)," in The Radical Reader : A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition, eds. John Campbell McMillian and Timothy Patrick McCarthy. New York: The New Press, 2003.

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Proposals relating to the education of youth in Pensilvania. Philadelphia: Printed [by Franklin and Hall], 1749. In Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Curtis 417.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "The Purpose of Education," in The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951. University of California Press at Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1992.

Morrison, Toni. "Home" in The Source of Self-regard : Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Schatz, Amy. Song of Parkland. HBO Enterprises, 2019.

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Recommended Reading

John Lewis, "Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation," The New York Times, July 30, 2020.

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