Incident

Incident

Baltimoreans who know the poetry of African American poet Countee Cullen wince when reading this one. The poem paints an ugly--albeit accurate--picture of Charm City in the early part of the 20th Century. We see the city that closed an amusement park rather than integrate it, the city that made it difficult for Barbara Mikulski to have lunch with her African American coworkers and where star athletes had difficulty finding a place to live.

Countee Cullen

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.9 - Compare Texts, RL.3 - Characters & Plot

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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