May 23

Margaret Fuller, American Transcendentalist and women's rights advocate born

May 23, 1810

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Martin Puryear, American sculptor, is born

May 23, 1941

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  • Martin Puryear's Ladder for Booker T. Washington
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Martin Puryear's Ladder for Booker T. Washington

    Students examine Martin Puryear’s Ladder for Booker T. Washington and consider how the title of Puryear’s sculpture is reflected in the meanings we can draw from it. They learn about Booker T. Washington’s life and legacy, and through Puryear's ladder, students explore the African American experience from Booker T.'s perspective and apply their knowledge to other groups in U.S. History. They also gain understanding on how a ladder can be a metaphor for a person’s and a group’s progress toward goals.

  • Perspective on the Slave Narrative
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Perspective on the Slave Narrative

    Trace the elements of history, literature, polemic, and autobiography in the 1847 Narrative of William W. Brown, An American Slave.