Today is International Human Rights Day, marking the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document signed in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust.
1899: Representatives of 26 nations met for the International Peace Conference where they drafted the Convention with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land, one of the first formal statements of international laws related to war and war crimes.
First Opium (First Anglo-Chinese) War. Treaty of Nanking signed (1842) ending the First Opium War. China to pay large indemnity and extraterritoriality and most favored nation principle established in China
For LGBTQ History Month, Sam Kiss shares his story about what it was like to come out to his family as a transgender boy. His essay was a finalist in the 2016 Facing History Student Essay Contest, which touches upon themes from Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is the first in a new series with Listen Current. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. Our first post takes a look at debates in the United States about how we use historical figures and symbols as mascots in today’s sports teams.
A look at the recent increase of hate crimes, especially the antisemitic attacks in over a dozen states.
Take a look at the way Brazil has tried to manage racism and the challenges the country has faced.
The rising issue of "fake news" on social media makes it difficult to be informed and find news you can trust.
Listenwise looks at the recent presidential elections in France.
A look at the construction of oil pipelines that are moving forward and the political, environmental, and economic factors involved.