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The song “Strange Fruit” was written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher, to protest lynching, but did not become popular until it was later recorded by Billie Holiday.
Use this guide to help students examine the devastating events in three US communities in which African Americans were driven out by violent mobs in the 1800s and early 1900s.
Use this guide to Jeanne Wakatsuki's memoir about the forced relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II to develop students' literacy skills and increase understanding of this history.
Use this resource to transform how you teach Harper Lee’s novel by integrating historical context, documents, and sources that reflect the African American voices absent from Mockingbird's narration.
Use this guide to Melba Pattillo Beals' memoir about the desegregation of Little Rock High School to develop literacy skills and teach about the civil rights movement.
Pioneering African American journalists, known as the ‘Black Press,’ documented life for millions of people who were otherwise ignored, giving voice to Black America.
Bill Moyers traces the childhoods and early careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, illustrating the paths by which they rose to respective pinnacles of power.
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.