This award-winning student essay describes a class trip to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in which the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor encounters a photograph of a historical upstander to whom she, and her grandmother, owe their lives.
Upstander Story: Memphis Students Unite Their Community 100 Years after a Lynching
This piece describes the student-led activist group Students Uniting Memphis’s effort to gather 500 community members to commemorate the life of lynching victim Ell Persons, and bring awareness to the injustices that occur when we divide people into “us” vs. “them.”
This student essay captures a gay student’s experience navigating the challenges inherent in being visible as a gay person, as well as the responsibility to honor the sacrifices of movement leaders past by being visible today.