English metaphysical poet and Parliamentarian Andrew Marvell born

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Boris Pasternak, Russian author of Doctor Zhivago, born

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Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty

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Edgar Allan Poe dies

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Robert Frost, American poet, is born

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Brooklyn Bridge

Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community

A multimedia series in which nine contemporary poets read a poem that fosters a new idea of American community, speaking to both the unity and the differences that define us. Nine companion lesson plans offer a sequence of activities to help students enter and experience the poem.

Joy Harjo, American poet, is born

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Elizabeth Alexander, American poet and playwright, is born

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Adrienne Su, American poet, born

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Students learning about Ute cultural artifact

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage month. What better way to celebrate it than to sample the culture and explore the history of some groups within the 4.3 million people who identify themselves as Native American in the United States?