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Explore bystander behavior and the challenges of speaking up with Maurice Ogden's poem “The Hangman.”
In a small town, a mysterious stranger erects a gallows in the center of town and executes citizens one by one. Who will speak up for the last survivor?
Author Azar Nafisi discusses the roles of literature and imagination in both repressive states and democracies.
A dying Nazi begs absolution from a young Jewish man. Does the Jew have a moral obligation to forgive him?
This 1962 film version of Harper Lee’s classic novel retells the story of Atticus Finch and his defense of a black man charged with rape in a racially divided small southern town.
Six-year-old Scout is forced to face a new, frightening side of her rural southern town when her attorney father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
Read poet Shane Koyczan's powerful spoken word poem about bullying, “To This Day."
Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on the difficulties of balancing her dual identities.
Jonathan Rodríguez reflects on his name through poetry. How does his name “place him in the world”? How is it a mask, shield, or container?
Consider the opportunities and challenges that arise when we encounter strangers.
Melba Pattillo’s autobiographical account of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, explores not only the power of racism, but also ideas of justice, identity, and choice.
Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz processes an experience she had in a slave labor camp through a poem and writing.