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Kimberly celebrates with the Friendship Nine at the Five & Dine lunch counter on the 54th anniversary of their protest that initiated “Jail, No Bail.” Photo by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito.
Community Connection

The Power of Writing to Right History

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

In our January issue, we brought you the backstory of how a children’s book author prompted a new day in court for a group of civil rights activists known as the Friendship Nine, half a century after they served jail time for attempting to sit at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Due to the overwhelming response from our readers, this month we bring you coverage of the historical events that followed. […]

Lasting Poetry
Readers Write

Lasting Poetry

In our February subscriber exclusive, we interviewed children’s author Kimberly Johnson. One of her lasting inspirations is her grandmother’s recitation of poetry. In honor of April’s National Poetry Month, we want to know how poetry has influenced your life. Is there a poem you’ve read many times? A line or two you recite for inspiration? Do you write poetry? Here’s what our readers shared. […]