A middle school teacher helps her class explore the moral universe of Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird using the concept of universe of obligation.
Farah Pandith speaks about how George Washington's 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island began a American tradition of respect toward people of different faiths.
Carol Anderson reflects on once vibrant neighborhoods and why they became places of poverty and crime. Lack of equal educational opportunities despite the Brown v. Board decision left people poorly prepared to face a changing economy.
The Reconstruction era was a pivotal moment in American history. Civil rights were set in motion as Americans grappled to rebuild after the division and trauma of the Civil War, raising essential questions about freedom and democracy.
Scholars Timothy McCarthy and George Lipsitz discuss the connection between our responsibilities in the world today and two historical periods: the civil rights movement and the Reconstruction era.
During the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, 225,000 students protested racial segregation and unequal conditions in Chicago's schools. This video features footage of the boycott and student participants' eyewitness accounts.