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Bill Moyers traces the childhoods and early careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, illustrating the paths by which they rose to respective pinnacles of power.
This news segment reviews Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann’s career and subsequent trial in an attempt to examine the nature of his character, raising fundamental questions about judgment and responsibility.
In 1970, Jane Elliott, a third grade teacher in a small Iowa town, divided her class into two groups for a lesson in discrimination--one group being superior to the other.
After surviving Cambodia's Killing Fields as a boy musician who entertained his captors, Arn Chorn-Pond strives to heal the deep scars of his past by reviving Cambodia's traditional music.
How does our society shape the way we define ourselves and others? Explore some of the dilemmas people experience when others perceive them differently than they define themselves.
African American soldiers in WWII combated racism both in the segregated military and on the home front, and were among the first liberators to enter concentration camps.
Intimate stories of courage in the harrowing years between the end of WWII and the formation of the state of Israel are told in this documentary.
Peter and Santino, two young Dinka refugees, fled war-ravaged southern Sudan and came to the U.S. along with nearly 4,000 other “Lost Boys.”
In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested for violating Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws, eventually leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage.
Over 8,000 children and teenagers were forcibly sterilized at The Lynchburg Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded in Virginia between 1927 and 1972, the state claiming they had hereditary defects.
Emmett Till, a black boy from Chicago, didn’t realize he had broken Jim Crow laws in Mississippi by whistling at a white woman until it was too late.
Students at urban and suburban high schools want equally to go to college, but do they get the same preparation?