Anna helped me sit up, and then pushed the bandages a bit higher on my forehead. The doctor had left my eyes mostly uncovered when he renewed my head dressing, but the bandages still covered my eyes a bit. It was as if he’d wanted to cover them again, but opted to allow me enough vision to feel safer in my new surroundings. I was glad of it, for I was quite curious to see who was coming through the door, now.
“Here you are, dears.”
The woman serving us was white, and seemed as pleased to be bringing us our breakfast as if we had been, too. My eyes finally allowed me to confirm what my nose and stomach had already told me.
There was indeed bacon. On both our plates!
All my life I had been denied the pleasure of eating bacon. That torturous smell haunted me, for I was never allowed to eat any. The Senator, displeased with my refusal to feign happiness with him, had ordered the kitchen staff to cook bacon for breakfast every day, but never to allow me to have any. Thus, I was always treated to the sight of others enjoying this luxury, but never indulged, myself. Today, it seemed, that was to change.
This is the continuation scene in my new historical fiction series Ann&Anna. I hope that this series will move you to learn more ways to help use our history to build new tools.
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by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to
We can Do Better: to create a kinder future
Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS
the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE
( 5 month GED lesson 20 of 67 plans…),
Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.
Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.
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