Books and Passages

Fifty Years


Grade: 11-12
Lexile Level: Non-Prose
Text Type: Poetry

Paired Text Lesson
These texts have been paired because they are both poems that address the struggle with inequality faced by African Americans.

User Comments

I can't seem to find the answer keys for some passages. Can you help me?

Thanks for posting. This poem is paired with another text, and it has a paired text question set. At this point in time, we do not provide the answer keys for the paired texts. As you know, we are committed to providing the highest quality, research-based content, and providing educators with more and more of it. In order to provide the most value to educators and their students, we felt it was more important to write more paired texts and the questions than writing the answers at this point in time. We wish we could do everything at once, but it will take some time. It is our intention to provide answers for the paired text questions, but we cannot give you a definitive time frame as to when this will happen.


This will go well with my Civil War unit.