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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.
Use this guide to the documentary film Freedom Riders to help students explore the stories of the brave activists who challenged segregation in the South in 1961.
Over a single generation, the web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture. What does it mean to be human in a 21st century digital world?
As Hitler crossed Europe, millions of Jews and political enemies of the Third Reich were exterminated. Yet many more would have died were it not for the bravery of a few foreign service diplomats.
In the aftermath of 9/11, a college student travels across the U.S. to document stories in Sikh, Muslim, and Arab-American communities, raising important questions about “who counts” as American.
For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America’s most powerful and influential woman. Through interviews and rare home movie footage, this film reveals her hidden dimensions.
Immigrants of every background recall their extraordinary adventures, from the treacherous passage across the sea to the start of a new life in a new land.
A Honduran boy goes on an unforgettable quest looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States.
In this memoir, Francis Bok recounts his story of being kidnapped into slavery at the age of ten in Sudan.
Viewers on taken on a disturbing voyage through American social history in this documentary, which traces the evolution of anti-black racism through popular culture.
Arn Chorn Pond elaborates upon his adjustment to high school in New Hampshire as a Cambodian teenager who spoke no English and had no knowledge of American culture.
A woman in a hospital, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal.”