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July 27, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/

1. On Wacky Tales, an example of an adjective is? (Go to http://www.funbrain.com/wacky/index.html to find out.)

2. When was the first black newspaper founded?

3. When did the Favorite Poem Project start?

SHARE A POEM WITH THE FUTURE

You can be a part of the future by getting involved in U.S. Poet

Laureate Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project at http:// www. favoritepoem.org/ This poetry project is traveling all over the country to record all kinds of people reading all kinds of poems before the year 2000. Check out the emotions and images captured in amazing poems like "Dreams" by Langston Hughes. But DON'T just read them; listen to them through the audio clips on the Web site. You'll hear why poems are such an important way to capture human experience.

SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS

The story of the black press is one of courage under fire. Thanks to PBS' Soldiers Without Swords Web site, you'll learn about America's black journalists.

Get the scoop at http://www.pbs. org/blackpress/ where you'll check out historical publications such as the Chicago Defender, California Eagle and the Afro-American. Soldiers Without Swords takes you to such important events as the March on Washington, the Red Summer Riots of 1919 and the beginnings of the Civil War, while explaining how these events were crucial to the rise of black journalism. You'll also read about today's black journalists and publishers, who continue to make advances for the industry. Read all about it!

Pub Date: 07/27/99

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