Through using free-verse poetry, the author shares her childhood memories of growing up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
Estelle Ishigo, a Caucasian women artist, was voluntarily interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps in 1942. There, she recorded the deprivations and rigors of camp life with unusual insight.
Using the Fernald School--a Waltham, Mass. institution in which children labeled as “feeble-minded” were confined by the state government--as a case study, this news segment examines the history of eugenics.