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This collection of autobiographical true stories illuminates the experiences of a teenage Polish boy before World War II.
At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration.
As Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel walk through the grounds of Aushwitz, Wiesel describes his personal experience of being interned at the age of fifteen.
Between the Civil War and the Great Depression, three American communities forcibly expelled African-American residents, replacing Reconstruction with Jim Crow laws.
Help students investigate identity and belonging through a film about generations of Chinese immigrants in the United States and their paths to "becoming American."
What does it mean to become American? In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, Bill Moyers explores this question through the experience of the Chinese in America.
In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community.
This documentary details the lives of Patti Quigley and Susan Retik, two Boston women who were both pregnant when they lost their husbands in the 9/11 attacks.
What is a moral person to do in times of savage immorality? This question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler, openly challenging his church to stand with the Jews.
Although Bayard Rustin helped shape the Civil Rights Movement as a longtime advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., he was seen as a political liability due to being openly gay.
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.