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Transfer Over Dr. Zinn, Right here Comes Dr. Seuss


Final
12 months, I posted an American Creation weblog, A
New Guide-oath on ‘A Individuals’s Historical past’ Has Come to City
,
that reported
the April 9th, 2019 swearing-in ceremony of JoBeth Harmon, who had
been elected to the workplace of Oklahoma Metropolis Council. What was uncommon about
this event was using Howard Zinn’s A Individuals Historical past of the US because the ebook upon which the newly
elected workplace holder selected to take her oath.

As
it seems, a few months afterward August 13th ,  a newly elected St. Louis County councilwoman,
Keli Dunaway, made one other uncommon selection by putting her hand on a duplicate of Oh,
the Locations You’ll Go!
by Dr Seuss. Right here’s a snippet taken from a Boston
Globe article, Why
a county councilwoman was sworn into workplace on a Dr. Seuss
 ebook explaining her selection:

It was a selection with private
which means. Dunaway stated her single mother was a coal miner who would say if she
believed in herself and labored exhausting, Dunaway may obtain something.

‘‘In
my expertise in life, that’s been true,’’ the graduate of the College of
California Los Angeles Legislation College stated.

When
Dunaway, a former Barack Obama area organizer, grew to become pregnant together with her
daughter in 2012, she was in search of books that supplied the identical inspiration
as her mom’s recommendation. ‘‘Oh, the Locations You’ll Go!’’ was the ebook.

 

A couple of extra particulars can be found on the Uncooked Story web site, ‘Locations
You’ll Go’ for swearing-in ceremony as a substitute of ‘The Bible’
, by Sara Okay.
Burris.

 

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