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Using the Fernald School--a Waltham, Mass. institution in which children labeled as “feeble-minded” were confined by the state government--as a case study, this news segment examines the history of eugenics.
Use this guide to the documentary film Freedom Riders to help students explore the stories of the brave activists who challenged segregation in the South in 1961.
For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America’s most powerful and influential woman. Through interviews and rare home movie footage, this film reveals her hidden dimensions.
Immigrants of every background recall their extraordinary adventures, from the treacherous passage across the sea to the start of a new life in a new land.
This guide provides a framework for using the landmark documentary film Eyes on the Prize as a tool for teaching the civil rights movement.
A comprehensive television documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement, utilizing rare historical film and present-day interviews.
Filmmaker Macky Alston searches for a connection between his own family and two African American families with the same last name. The families trace their ancestors to the same plantation.
Explore identity and race through an award-winning documentary about one man's efforts to uncover the history of three families that share his last name.
Uprooted from their home, Seven-year-old Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family were sent to live at Manzanar internment camp with ten thousand other Japanese Americans in 1942.
In Farmingville, New York, tensions rise in the community after an influx of Mexican immigrants move there for work, which ultimately results in vicious hate crimes.
In 1960, four men initiated lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, NC, which served as a blueprint for the wave of nonviolent civil rights protests that would later sweep the nation.
The Ellis Island hospital was at once welcoming and foreboding: immigrants nursed to health were allowed entry to America, but those deemed feeble of body or mind were deported.