Birkle’s work represents the New Objectivity movement that encompassed much of the art produced in the Weimar Republic. Artists like Birkle challenged their viewers to see the world as it really was, rather than as they would like it to be. See full-sized image for analysis.
Alex Wilson, editor of Chicago Daily Defender is kicked by a school integration protester after refusing to run from a mob near Little Rock Central High. Photo taken by Will Counts. Arkansas Democrat, 1957.
John L. Loeb, Jr. is a tireless philanthropist and patron of culture, Ambassador to Denmark during the Reagan administration, and the founder of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom (GWIRF), whose mission is to promote awareness of the historic roots of religious liberty in America. GWIRF is the sponsor of Facing History's Give Bigotry No Sanction project.
Anna May Wong is an actor who decided to become a movie star, rather than be "shoved to the sidelines of American life" due the treatment of Chinese Americans. She was successful in reaching her goal, though she faced much discrimination and stereotyping in her career.
Announcement ordering Jews to report for the final liquidation of the Łódź ghetto. The notice reads in part, "On the instruction of the mayor of Litzmannstadt, the ghetto will be evacuated. The workshop crews will go as units, together with their families. The first transport departs on 3 August 1944. 5000 persons must report daily."