A student shares her transforming experience hearing upstander Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speak at school visit.
The letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport was not the only landmark event in the early history of America that dealt with issues of religious freedom and identity. Seixas’ letter and Washington’s subsequent response exist within a timeline of many other events during which the newly formed country faced those issues. Continue reading below for information about some of those events.
Learn how Memphis high school students were inspired by a class research project to create the action group Students Uniting Memphis and bring the community together commemorate the 1917 murder of lynching victim of Ell Persons.
Read student Morgan's experience being bullied and how she used her experiences as a catalyst to lobby for a statewide task force to study bullying in Kentucky. Morgan's essay was a scholarship-winning submission for Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest.
Shreya draws inspiration from three influential figures in STEM: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson who experienced racism and sexism while working as mathematicians at NASA's Langley Laboratory in the early 1960s.
Scholarship winner Claire draws personal connections to the story of upstander Fred Korematsu, a civil rights activist who brought a lawsuit against the United States to object against the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.