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What is this thing we call race? Where did the idea come from? “Race: The Power of an Illusion” investigates race in society, science, and history.
The story of how ordinary Americans, black and white, in the North and South struggled to reconstruct their lives in the years 1863-1877, after the Civil War.
A child's nightmare unfolds in Ji-li Jiang's chronicle of the excesses of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s.
Sonia Schreiber Weitz recalls her childhood experiences during the Holocaust and explains why she has chosen to “bear witness” through writing poetry.
Journalist Nicholas Kristof travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the growing humanitarian crisis. He highlights individuals whose stories reflect the country’s horrific situation.
This collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences, some being refugees, some hiding, and some being imprisoned in ghettos.
Born out of centuries of conflict and experimentation, America's public school system is one of the nation's most significant--but still evolving--achievements.
This documentary recounts the history of a group of African American men who were victims of a racist mishap of justice that became a national controversy.
A 13-year-old boy launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gays.
This is the story of Lt. General Romeo Dallaire’s frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.
Sholem Aleichem, an iconic Yiddish writer, portrayed Jewish life in czarist Russia through his stories, which were the bases for the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.
During the bloody marches of 1965 in Selma, Alabama, a startling new group of leaders joined the battle for civil rights: African American and white Catholic nuns.