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How does race affect the way Americans view ourselves and others — in the past, present, and future? This series looks for answers in diverse communities.
Maya Lin, the Chinese American sculptor who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is able to address major issues of our time through the power of art.
In 1943, Gonzalo Méndez sued the Westminster School District of Orange County, California, in order to end segregation in the public schools.
The Mississippi Black Codes attempt to codify expectations of freedpeople around topics such as intermarriage and labor laws.
Investigate Eleanor Roosevelt’s role in bringing black singer Marian Anderson to perform in segregated Washington, D.C.
Get the print or PDF version of our unit designed to a lunch a course on US history, literature, or civics through an investigation of identity.
Historians Douglas Egerton and Leon Litwack explain the process of freedpeople adopting new surnames.
Two women. One allegiance. Together they fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripples through contemporary society.
“Not In Our Town” is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. These films help local leaders build diverse towns where everyone can participate.
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch article summarizes what was known in the first 24 hours after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo.
Learn about the struggles that religious groups faced in building places of worship in early American history, and consider the parallels to issues of religious freedom today.
From the beginning of American history, homosexuality and love between people of the same sex have been part of the social and political landscape.