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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.
Learn how the US Constitution’s promise of equal protection under the law has been questioned throughout US history in debates over issues such as women's right to vote and birthright citizenship.
During WWII, Pierre Sauvage and his family were hidden in the French village of Le Chambon. The Chambonnaise people saved approximately 5,000 Jewish adults and children during the war.
What goes on behind the doors of the asylum office at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service? If a well-founded fear of persecution is discovered, asylum can be offered.
Consider how British leaders used the war film Battle of the Somme to sway the public's opinion about World War I.
Explore how Eleanor Roosevelt worked for racial equality in the United States.
Consider how Jews living in the ghettos got information about the outside world, and how much they knew about the mass murders occurring across Europe.
Consider what people around the world knew about the mass murder occurring during World War II, and the role of journalism in the spread of information.
Consider the power that words have to influence people to act on behalf of others.
A poem by James Berry invites us to question the ways we as individuals and societies react to difference.
This James Berry poem explores how people approach differences between themselves and others.