In one generation more than 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city saw the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. The plight of the most exploited citizens led to laws that eventually transformed the lives of all Americans.
Farah Pandith speaks about how George Washington's 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island began a American tradition of respect toward people of different faiths.
During the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, 225,000 students protested racial segregation and unequal conditions in Chicago's schools. This video features footage of the boycott and student participants' eyewitness accounts.