Judith Ortiz Cofer
Ortiz Cofer has said of being a Puerto Riacn writer:
"I know what I am. My Puerto Ricaness was not
awarded to me. It can't be legislated out. Whether
I write in English or Spanish, I am what I am—a
woman who writes." What point is Ortiz Cofer making?
Discuss her views with a small group of classmates.
Browse the biography and interviews on Judith
Ortiz Cofer's webpage for additional information
on her life, works and views.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaOral Histories
This site collects interviews with people who
were connected in some way to President Kennedy.
Give an oral report comparing the reaction of
a witness to the president's assassination with
that of several characters in "American History"
upon hearing the news of the assassination.