View photos by Rodrigo Abd depicting the aftermath of the Guatemalan Civil war.
John L. Loeb, Jr. has a story to tell. Actually, he has many stories to tell: scion of a storied family in American finance, tireless philanthropist and patron of culture, Ambassador to Denmark in the Reagan administration, advisor and trustee and board member to a host of institutions, honored recipient of countless service awards and recognitions.
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves in partnership with the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, the Give Bigotry No Sanction project, is anchored in George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island—a foundational document of religious tolerance. The project inspires thoughtful conversations about matters of religious freedom in our increasingly diverse society.
The documents compiled in this collection are suggested for use within the lessons on our Reconstruction era website. Here you will find primary source historical documents and images that can be used as handouts in your classroom. For additional primary source material, you can see our complete unit on this history, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.