Read a winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" by student author Kaitlin. Kaitlin highlights her grandmother's experiences and choices during and after her time in a Japanese American internment camp.
Students discuss their ancestral identities and what "Becoming American" means to them.
"When your conscience speaks, say something." Sir Ben Kingsley reminds us that, when we stand up for what we believe or speak up instead of turning away, we might just become someone's hero. So will you take a stand?
During this webinar Dr. Sybil Hampton, Central High School class of 1962, joins course facilitator Caroline Berz to answer course participant questions about the era of integration at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Reporters, media professionals, and a graduate student explore the power of social media for sharing news and information, catalyzing social activism, and allowing citizens to play a watchdog role.
This episode examines the careers of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, and the public works that transformed the city in the 1930s. It also explores Harlem during the Depression and the complex impact of the automobile.
Journalist, lecturer, and author Adam Hochschild discusses the role African and Asian troops from European colonies played in World War I.