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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 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was found savagely beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming, the town was forced to confront itself in the reflective glare of national spotlight.
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.
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.
This resource guides students through a deep exploration of the pivotal era of American history when a nation divided by slavery and war was challenged to rebuild.
From the end of the Civil War to the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Southern blacks led lives of subordination maintained by white supremacist laws known as “Jim Crow.”
This films simultaneously tells the story of the legal campaign against segregation that launched the Civil Rights Movement and pays tribute to a visionary black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston.
This film explores the long struggle for black civil rights, reminding us that the pace of progress is often accompanied by conflict and compromise.
While a Lakota child attends a government school, his Indian identity is suppressed, but he works to reclaim all that he lost.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person elected to political office in California as San Francisco City Supervisor. He was assassinated in November 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone.