Explore South Africa’s tumultuous history from the early interactions between white European settlers and native African tribes to the implementation of apartheid and the long struggle for democracy.
Author Wes Moore discusses society’s obligation to ask why avoidable tragedies happen.
The partnership between Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project calls upon Facing History’s unique pedagogy and the News Literacy Project’s deep understanding of the skills today’s students need to be critical consumers of news. This project integrates Facing History’s model, which asks students to make connections between history, current events, and their own lives, with the News Literacy Project’s goal to give students news literacy tools to become information citizens. Our work together aims to provide educators with the professional development and resources to help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and responsibly create and share news and information in a digital age.
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves in partnership with the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, the Give Bigotry No Sanction project, is anchored in George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island—a foundational document of religious tolerance. The project inspires thoughtful conversations about matters of religious freedom in our increasingly diverse society.
In this clip from the documentary American Creed, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David Kennedy discuss the essential questions that the film focuses on.
In this clip from American Creed, Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and Joan Blades, co-founder of Moveon.org, engage in a conversation with the goal of fostering understanding through civil discourse.
This clip describes how the efforts of local Community Action Groups, supported by the government as part of the war on poverty, sparked conflict with mayors and other officials.
This clip from the documentary “American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver,” describes the efforts of the war on poverty in racially divided Mississippi, and the backlash Shriver encountered from segregationists and others opposed to change.
This clip from the documentary “American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver,” describes Shriver’s early life, including his childhood during the great depression, his combat experience in World War II, and his early political career.