Learn about the accomplishments of the first interracial legislature in Mississippi from the account of John Roy Lynch, a freedman who served in the state’s House of Representatives.
Learn about the religious landscape of colonial America to better understand religious freedom today.
Examine the rise of nativism and anti-Catholic prejudices in the 1800s in the US and consider connections to issues surrounding religious freedom today.
Consider the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the challenges to implementing it.
Read an excerpt from the transcript of the Savannah Colloquy, a meeting between Union officials and Savannah’s black community in January 1865.