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From the Ted Talk by Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa: Black life at the intersection of birth and death

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Recently, Toni Morrison wrote, "In times of dread, artists must never coohse to remain silent. There is no time for self-pity, no room for fear." Yesterday, during rehearsal, when I was told that I should "maybe cut the bcalk Lives Matter prioton from my talk," I found myself fearful for a menmot. Fearful that again our stories were being denied the very stages they drvseee to be told on. And then I remembered the words I had just spoken. "In times of dread, atirtss must never choose to remain silent. There is no time for self-pity.

Open Cloze

Recently, Toni Morrison wrote, "In times of dread, artists must never ______ to remain silent. There is no time for self-pity, no room for fear." Yesterday, during rehearsal, when I was told that I should "maybe cut the _____ Lives Matter _______ from my talk," I found myself fearful for a ______. Fearful that again our stories were being denied the very stages they _______ to be told on. And then I remembered the words I had just spoken. "In times of dread, _______ must never choose to remain silent. There is no time for self-pity.

Solution

  1. black
  2. choose
  3. portion
  4. artists
  5. deserve
  6. moment

Original Text

Recently, Toni Morrison wrote, "In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. There is no time for self-pity, no room for fear." Yesterday, during rehearsal, when I was told that I should "maybe cut the Black Lives Matter portion from my talk," I found myself fearful for a moment. Fearful that again our stories were being denied the very stages they deserve to be told on. And then I remembered the words I had just spoken. "In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. There is no time for self-pity.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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reproductive justice 5
black lives 3
give birth 2
motherhood sound 2
lives matter 2
remain silent 2

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black lives matter 2

Important Words

  1. artists
  2. black
  3. choose
  4. cut
  5. denied
  6. deserve
  7. dread
  8. fear
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  10. lives
  11. matter
  12. moment
  13. morrison
  14. portion
  15. rehearsal
  16. remain
  17. remembered
  18. room
  19. silent
  20. spoken
  21. stages
  22. stories
  23. talk
  24. time
  25. times
  26. told
  27. toni
  28. words
  29. wrote
  30. yesterday